You heard it here first, y'all. I'm making this my year. I'm speaking it into existence. You should too. What I know for sure is, I am in charge of whether or not I make this year a success. What I also know, is that it's not going to always be a breeze. It's going to take dedication on my part. Here are the few goals that I am setting that I believe will fuel me to be the best I can be. P.S. there are only a handful of goals on this list for a reason. It's so important to not overwhelm yourself with goals to the point that you just say "forget it." Start with a few. Conquer them. Then, add more.
Embrace the morning person that I am
After having to be at my job at 8 am Monday-Friday this summer, I realized that I am 100% a morning person. I got on a great schedule of being in bed by 10:30 and waking up at 7. I felt so energized all summer and saw that I am in no way productive late at night. I don't have class until noon this semester, so I want to be really mindful about using my mornings in the best way possible. No sleeping in past 8:30 am for this girl. Unless it's the weekend. Weekend's don't count. Is that cheating?
Never skip an extra credit opportunity
I don't care how well I'm doing in a class, I'm promising to myself that I will never skip a single extra credit opportunity. You just never know when you'll need them. Enough said.
Make protein a priority
Y'all, I do not eat enough protein, I do, however, consume ALL the carbs. So, this sounds like a silly goal, but I want to eat some kind of protein with every single meal-- especially at breakfast. A little step I'm taking towards this is by not letting myself buy sugary cereal for breakfast (it's my weakness). I guess I'll have to wait to get home until I can eat an entire box of Cap'n Crunch Berries in one sitting-- @mom.
Get moving every day with the intention of clearing my mind
Whether I actually make it to the gym, or if I just go on a walk around downtown Lynchburg, I know that not only for my physical but even more so my mental health, I need to get up and move. It's so easy for me to get caught up in school work, the blog, social media, or even just pure laziness. Then, all of a sudden my anxiety is at an all-time high and everything going on around me seems way worse than it actually is. As I've gotten to know myself more, I've realized that I have to make time in my schedule with the sole purpose of clearing my head.
Make time for the blog
Oftentimes, the blog fades into the distance when life gets busy. The biggest problem with my putting MJ&B on the backburner is that I deprive myself of one of the things that fuel me the most. So, because of that, I'm committing to posting at least once a week-- hold me to it, y'all.
Don't check social media until you've spent time with the Lord in the morning
If I fill myself with good, that's what I'll be able to pour out into my daily life. You can't pour from an empty cup!! The important thing to note, however, is that I have to fill my cup with the Lord's goodness, not the "good" of this world. I'm totally guilty of reaching for my phone the second my eyes open in the morning. I'm changing this and vowing to spend time with God before I do any of that. Post coming soon with my favorite tools to spend one-on-one time with Him.