Each year, like many, I chose a word to focus on that will help me grow. Grow spiritually, mentally, and so on. I pray about it before I choose it and sometimes I’ve even had a verse that accompanied it. This year came about a little differently. As I was praying, I kept “hearing” the same word. I kept thinking, “Yeah ok, but let’s think of some other words. That one is weird.” I’m sure God laughed a little at that and then kept giving me only the one word, one little word. SAVOR.
Weird little word, huh? Well, I guess not that weird if you’re a chef or in a restaurant or anything to do with food. But I’m pretty sure that’s not entirely what I was meant to take away. I’m choosing to savor life. I live very fast pasted. I walk pretty fast, I’m always rushing, I feel high anxiety until I get somewhere, I even eat fast. I’ve been known to be called a Hoover once or twice. I don’t sit well and relaxing is not one of my strong suits. I’m just a hurry up and wait sort of person.
I mentioned in my last post that I’m an enneagram 3. If you haven’t found out your number, or don’t know what I’m talking about, you should definitely give it a try. There are so many resources and articles since it’s become quite the craze. But, being a 3, this makes perfect sense. It’s part of my “3-ness”. I want to change that, or at least make a conscious and strong effort. So, with all that said, a few of my new goals for the new year are related to slowing down, being more intentional, and, as cliche as it sounds, be in the moment.
- More Devotional + Scripture
- Less Spending/More Saving
- Read 20 Books
- More Outside Time
- More Journaling
I’ve placed all of these things on my goal list in order to savor more time. More time with God, more time learning, more winding down, more time with my kids. If I’m not being productive, I don’t really feel like I’m doing anything. I want to reverse this process of thinking for myself. I want to slow down and really absorb what I’m doing. Even as I’m typing this, I’m eating a snack and I haven’t thought twice about how it tastes or what I’m doing. Note to self: Slow down. *deep breath* Ahhh…. Also, that book in the picture is something I’m super excited about! I can’t wait to dive in and learn how I can incorporate more Jesus into my holidays (not just the big ones) and make them more memorable.
Any who, those are my main goals among some other ones like learning how to use my dang sewing machine. (Seriously, I’ve had the thing for three years now and it’s just getting ridiculous now.) I hope your new year has gotten off to a great start and I’d love to know what some of your goals this year! Do you choose a focus word? Let me know in the comments!