Season 1 | Jan-Mar 2020
Objective: Pursuing the Best Version of Myself
Context: Self Care
Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Rest, Fun, Margin, Self Control
Personal Growth, Productivity, Ministry, Technology
I am someone who takes care of myself well because I know that in order to truly serve others and make the most of this life that God has given to me, I need to be healthy in every way, and I am. My body is lean and fit because I eat well and I am faithful to work out 5x a week. I have healthy self-talk habits and feed myself positive ideas every day. I have space to breathe and reflect. My connection to God is strong and sweet because I regularly dwell on Scripture and because of my strong prayer life. I actively desire God to be in all that I do every day. I fight to make time with God because I know how valuable it is, and delight to be in His regularly. I enjoy life, play, go to concerts, play tennis and know how to get sufficient rest. I protect my sleep and get to bed early, knowing that good sleep is the foundation of a healthy routine, and it sets me up to be at my best every day. I am constantly learning. I love learning and sharing what I learn. I have a regular reading routine set up as well as making most of the small slivers of time that life gives me to read and learn. I have clear boundaries around the things that distract me the most and they don’t interfere with the more important time that I spend diving deep into a book, podcast or course. Every year I continue to grow in my knowledge, wisdom and skills.
Big Goal for This Year
To prioritize exercise, prayer and reading so that all 3 become deeply ingrained into my life’s routine and I track my progress every day
ON THE UPSWING. Last season was a doozie! October through November 2019 was one of the most difficult and exhausting seasons of our whole life for sure. We were constantly exhausted and emotionally spent and almost all healthy routines were on hold as we just tried to survive. However, at the end of December a shift started to take place and things around our house started to get finished, and the pressure started to decrease. More and more in the last new weeks have we breathed sighs of relief than sighs of despair. We are starting to have some of our margin back again, and we are beginning to enjoy this home for the first time. Because of this, I have started to go back to the gym, get to bed earlier and have some breathing room to reflect and plan. I am more ready than ever to really make significant progress on my health this coming year and I have a clear plan in place to make it happen. My soul is starting to feel healthier as well, and I am excited to start tracking some of the habits that I want to build this year. I am also eager to keep learning and growing and felt that I have kept up with that pretty good. I still would like to improve my learning workflow and better capture and process the things that I am learning, but I still feel like I learned a ton last season and even already into this year. I am so excited to get back to reading again, I have really missed it!
Staying on Track and Celebrating Progress
DID NOT AT ALL. Last season was probably the worst single season for my health I can remember. Everything was off! It was so hard to establish routines in my life when the last few months were stuffed with urgent, house-related projects. My inner life was just tapped out, and it was hard to get to bed early because the end of the day was usually the only time that Heidi and I could meet about house stuff. It seems much more realistic that I will be able to implement the routine that I wanted to implement last season in this one coming up. The only thing that was really pretty solid despite the chaos was my learning because that mostly happened in the car. Event that was just baseline, I really didn’t have focused energy for learning like I want to have.
Rebuild my prayer, exercise and reading habits by having clearly defined time and places for each, and tracking my progress in the habit tracker.
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– Get back to the Camp with Heidi on Mon-Fri for the 5am class
– Update Ideal week to schedule time for prayer and reading each day.
– Track progress in habit tracker.
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Lord, may my body, heart and mind be totally yours! Help me this season to be disciplined and focused with my prayer, exercise and reading that I may glorify you more fully.