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4 must-haves for January 

Updated: Dec 25, 2019


1. A Journal

Grab a journal, any kind will do. Really, it doesn't have to be fancy. Use the journal for a "brain dump" every day. Whatever is on your mind, just write it down. It doesn't need to look or sound pretty. Saw a quote your liked on Instagram? Write it down. Feeling frustrated and just need to vent. Write until you get it all out. Have a prayer heavy on your heart? Grab a pen and pour it our to Him.


I love having it all down in one book. If anyone were to read my journal, it wouldn't make any sense. One page I'm pouring my heart out to God and the next I have a recipe for a Brie Tart that I will never make, and the next page has 3 motivational quotes for healthy living!



2. A Trustworthy System

We recently interviewed someone for a podcast and he said, "You don't rise to the level of your will power, you fall to the systems you have in place. Make sure that system is in place and trustworthy."


I know for me, the first month of the year (ok, maybe the first week) I can get by on will power. I am motivated to drink the water, exercise, eat right, not yell at my kids, not get so stressed and remember to make time for myself.


After that, it's all down hill. Make sure you have a plan in place for when that time comes. Have accountability partners, plan, and make it happen!


Grab a planner and start scheduling to get all the things done! Don't forget to grab a friend and be there for each other when things get tough!



3. Confidence

This may sound like an odd one, but I spent so much of 2019 worrying too much about what other people think. It held me back from doing so much!


I didn't post what I wanted to because I was worried what other may think. I didn't speak up for myself or our foster babe like I should of, because I was worried I was being too forward. I didn't do what I needed to, to take care of myself, because I felt bad for spending time on myself and not on others. I said "yes" to way to many things that should have been a "no" because I didn't want to hurt someones feelings.


2019 was spent letting fear, obstacles, excuses, and doubt get in the way of who I wanted to become or what I wanted to accomplish.

(Learning to become a Road Cyclist is one of them. I already have my bike, so watch out 2020, here I come! *Please pray I don't fall over or crash and break any bones!)


Things outside of myself are not going to change who I am on the inside. The only one who is going to change who I am is me and a whole lot of Jesus!

4. Long Lashes

This may sound like an odd one, but I spent so much of 2019 worrying too much about what other people think. It held me back from doing so much!


I didn't post what I wanted to because I was worried what other may think. I didn't speak up for myself or our foster babe like I should of, because I was worried I was being too forward. I didn't do what I needed to, to take care of myself, because I felt bad for spending time on myself and not on others. I said "yes" to way to many things that should have been a "no" because I didn't want to hurt someones feelings.


2019 was spent letting fear, obstacles, excuses, and doubt get in the way of who I wanted to become or what I wanted to accomplish.

(Learning to become a Road Cyclist is one of them. I already have my bike, so watch out 2020, here I come! *Please pray I don't fall over or crash and break any bones!)