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2016 in pictures!
My favorite audio books for 2016 were:
- The Art of Exceptional Living
- Awaken the Giant Within
- The Circle Maker
- The Energy Bus
- The 4 Agreements
- The Magnolia Story (I love Chip & Joanna – what can I say?!)
- The Happiness Project
I read about 12, but those were my favorites. Each one had so many takeaways and were enjoyable to listen to and read.
Now onto this shiny new year and my 2017 goals!
In 2016, I dug into meditation, yoga and prayer. I really loved The Circle Maker and the 40 Day Prayer Challenge. As I started learning and digging into my Bible, I realized a lot of the things I was listening to weren’t jiving with my Christian beliefs though. I felt kind of embarrassed to go, I’m not meditating anymore and to say I couldn’t get down with some of the popular authors’ approaches to affirmations and “praying to the universe.” So while I didn’t hit my goals for prayer or Bible time in 2016, I do think I learned some important lessons.
My spiritual goals for 2017 are to:
- Read the Bible in 1 Year (Resource)
- Honor the Sabbath with No Work….would love to go un-plugged even.
- Memorize 12 Bible Verses
- Daily Prayer Time
- Workout before work
- Eat Well; Less Sweets
- Monthly Date Night
- Follow 7 Week Yoga & Cardio Program
- Daily Journaling
Somewhere I have always done well with goals is financial goals. *Knock on wood!* I have several on my list this year which makes me excited and nervous all at the same time! This section would be the most likely to change after Jake and I compare goals for the year.
My financial or purchase goals for 2017 are to:
- Redo Office
- Redo our Backyard
- Save 10%
- Donate 10%
- Donate X amount on top of that 10%
- Invest 10%
- Trips and Hit Lifestyle Goals
Lifestyle goals are my favorite!
They are what I consider the experiences in life, and as I mentioned those are what really stick out to be when I think about past years.
- Alabama Season Tickets
- Visit San Francisco
- Spa Day/Trip with Mom
Honorable mentions go to trips to Napa Valley, Key West, DC, Hawaii, Savannah, Boston, Greenwich, Alaska, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Bora Bora. They all made my 3-10 year goal list. I’d also love to be able have a chef make our dinners in 10 years. They don’t have to stay at the house or anything – just I hate cooking. :P
- Get our new website up and running!
- Double blog traffic to 3 million per year
- Have a stronger following
- Have 120 people go through our 21 Day Challenge
- Mentor our Team of Beachbody Coaches
- Write a book (Topic selected, just have to sit down and do it!)
- Improve my Writing
- Learn about Investments
- Sit in the fanciest seats for a concert
- Get to know more people better and find good in everyone
- Slower to anger/get frustrated/defensive
So I’m going against everything having about 30 goals for the year, but some of them are small. Some are habits. Some are purchases that can be done quickly. Part of the fun of setting goals is being challenged – the other part is getting to mark them off the list for me!