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End of Year Review for Christian Moms
Start 2018 off with intention by reviewing 2017
I’ve never done an end of year review before. Is that bad? What about you? Is this a practice that you’ve done in the past?
I felt so inspired this year to intentionally review 2017. I’ve seen several other bloggers posting about it, but what really got me thinking was this awesome book I purchased from Lisa Jacobs. Your Best Year 2018. This thing is serious! I’ve only barely scratched the surface. I’m incredibly excited to complete this workbook. I’ll give you a full review when I complete it.
Anyway, I started noticing on many other End of Year Reviews they aren’t really geared toward a regular mom. Much less a Christian mom. I don’t know about you, but I can beat myself up enough. You don’t need to tell me 10 ways I failed and need to do better. I see my faults and failures much more clearly than my successes. This perfectionist way of thinking is something I’m intentionally working on. I was inspired by a video from Gina Whitehouse about celebrating small wins.
Celebrate small wins.
We need an End of Year Review to help us intentionally celebrate our small wins! Y’all know how I feel about guilt! Guilt is a terrible motivator. Don’t make yourself feel terrible and then expect yourself to do hard things. Well, I want to do some hard things in 2018. Fearless things! “Bye Guilt!”
The other thing about regular moms is our memory is shot…well my memory is shot. Lol! So, we need a place to purposefully record some awesome memories that we won’t forget. I pray for the Lord to help me to remember the sweet moments I’ve shared with my babies. Sometimes we get so caught up in the business of life, no sleep, and a thousand messes that those small special moments slip right from our minds.
Our End of Year Review needs to help us recall and retain those precious memories.
Of course, reviewing our goals and accomplishments is important to make sure we are moving full force into 2018. Not only are we going to walk through our accomplishments and lack thereof, but sometimes we have to cut those dangling goals loose. Don’t worry. It’s ok. I don’t like crossing stuff off my list either that hasn’t been completed, but if it’s not something you’re willing to sacrifice for then it’s time to use that energy for something you’re passionate about. Can I get an Amen?!
Other times we need to re-evaluate and change up our approach so we can set ourselves up for success with those goals in 2018. Looking at what went right and what went wrong is a powerful tool. We all have struggles. Some we’ve been dealing with for far too long. Let’s make 2018 the year that we finally conquer it.
Our spiritual life is something that should be reviewed too. Let’s recognize the areas that God has been working and ones we’ve been resisting in. I want to be all in…completely surrendered to the will of the Lord. I pray that He will reveal to us in what ways we are holding back. To go deeper with God is to expose all areas of ourselves to His light!
After we spend a little time reviewing 2017, we will have a clear vision of what we want to focus on in 2018. Let’s start off 2018 with intention by reviewing 2017. Then we can put our eyes forward, expecting the promises of God who makes a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
I love the freshness of the New Year! I pray this Free End of Year Review Workbook guides and blesses you.
What do you do? I’d love to know! Have you ever done an End of Year Review before?
I’ve also chosen a word of the year – another brand new thing for me! Do you focus on one word for the year?
I’ll share mine with you next week and I’d love to know yours!