Do you feel like the years keep passing by faster and faster? With so many things grabbing for our attention these days, it can be hard to focus on the things that really matter and get the most out of a new year. When we let the year pass by without being intentional about how we spend our time, money, effort, and thoughts, we can easily feel discouraged—that in the midst of day-to-day responsibilities, the year simply got away from us.
However, there is power in intentionality. And if you focus on things that really matter, by the end of 2020 you will feel much more accomplished with the way you chose to spend your year. To get you started, here are 5 things worth focusing on in 2020:
Your health. Make this the year your health is at it’s prime. I’m talking physical and mental here. Whereas physical health gets a lot of hype, especially around the new year, mental health is just as important. What’s great is exercising benefits your mental health as well as your physical health because of the endorphins released when you workout. So wether it’s doing yoga, seeing a therapist, or using that gym membership you pay for every month, be sure to focus on your health this year—your body and mind will thank you for it.
Your relationship with God. Make this the year you prioritize the most important relationship: your relationship with God. This relationship impacts all the others in your life. Not only that, but it impacts how you live your life and the direction it takes. Therefore, making your relationship with God a priority this year will positively impact your life in so many ways. Whether it’s committing to a year-long devotional or challenging yourself to attend church each week, I encourage you to find ways to not let your relationship with God get put on the back burner this year.
Your dreams and goals. Make this the year you choose to dream big, and find vision for who you want to become, what you want to do, and the direction you want your life to take. Then do something!
Make 2020 the year you not only dream big but put forth effort to accomplish those dreams.
Big dreams are great but will never become reality until you actually do stuff to make them happen. So set a few attainable goals for yourself and let the motivation of accomplishing them propel you into accomplishing your dreams.
Your finances. Make this the year you are intentional about where, how, and when you spend your money. It doesn’t mean you need to stop having fun, rather just be more aware of where your money is going—and make sure you want it to be going there. Plus, you might challenge yourself to build your savings a bit. Remember, it’s easier to sacrifice spending in the moment and save when you have something exciting you’re saving to attain or experience.
Your (healthy) relationships. Make this the year you stop putting effort, time, and energy into unhealthy relationships, and focus on the positive, life-giving, beneficial relationships in your life instead. It is ok to leave some people in 2019. Who you spend time with impacts who you are, what you do, how you think, and ultimately the life you are encouraged to live. So choose wisely this year, and focus on the people who you know are worth your investment.
Whatever you do, I challenge you to make 2020 the year you focus on the things that really matter. You won’t regret it.
What are the things you’re choosing to focus on in 2020? I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below!
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