If you haven’t considered yet how to make the New Year even better than the last, here are a few potential New Year’s Resolutions for you.
Deborah Ike · December 22, 2017
Between special Christmas Eve services, a children’s Christmas play, and many other events, you probably haven’t had time to think about the coming new year.
If you haven’t considered yet how to make the New Year even better than the last, here are a few potential New Year’s Resolutions for you:
Resolution #1 – I will take 5 minutes to plan the day ahead
There are so many great time management and productivity tips out there that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. This one tip, however, has made the biggest difference in whether I have a productive day or not. At the end of each day, take five minutes to think.
- What did I accomplish today?
- What do I need to complete tomorrow?
- What’s coming up the rest of this week?
Repeat this process at the end of your week. This time, focus on the upcoming week with the same questions. Apply the same concept at the end of each month. This helps me plan ahead and unwind at the end of my workday. Even if I didn’t complete everything I wanted to that day, at least I’ve documented those tasks so I won’t forget them tomorrow.
Resolution #2 – I will take care of my health
Yes, New Year’s resolutions are often health related but I’m not referring to a gym membership here. Your health is more than how many pushups you can do – it’s your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. If you want to stay strong in ministry for the long haul (and I’m assuming you do), then you’ve got to make time to take care of yourself.