Jan 3, 2022

December Progress and January PowerSheets Goals

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Happy new year, friends!

What a gift to start the new year with fresh goals and clear direction. I love these first days of January where possibility beckons us to shake things up in the name of what matters. A fresh set of PowerSheets with all the trimmings has me grateful for a fresh start.

Here’s what’s on my Tending List for the month ahead—all action steps from my 2022 Goals. I’m focused on starting steps and habits this month: studying my word of the year, zeroing in on my health, and trying new things like centering prayer (also called contemplative prayer). I’ll be keeping these posts brief this year to shift time away from my computer for the sake of my neck healing (one of my 2022 goals). Small things add up to the big things. I can’t wait to hear how you’re starting the year!

What’s on your Tending List for January that you are most excited about? I’d love to hear!

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  1. Emily on January 5, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    My list *looks* big ut it’s doable. 🙂 On the monthly pat: Create healthy snacks list; do the Apartment Therapy January Cure; Revelation Wellness 21 day challenge; Review February budget; retreat day; and update debt snowball.
    Weekly: Meal plan, weigh in, and do two barre workouts
    Daily: close my move ring; Bible In a Year podcast; January cure item; journal; budget check in.

    • Lara on January 5, 2022 at 5:18 pm

      I’ve heard great things about the Bible in a Year podcast. Excited for how this helps you focus this January, Emily!

    • Joy Cox on January 9, 2022 at 12:56 am

      Hi Emily! It looks like there are a couple of versions of “Bible in a year podcast.” Which one are you doing?

  2. Linda Williams on January 7, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Hi! I’m not sure if this is ok to comment about this here, but I’m still unsure of what to do with the yearly overview pages. I did Cultivate Live but it there wasn’t alot of discussion on this.

    Would you please give me some more tips?

    Thank you so much

    • Lara on January 10, 2022 at 9:25 am

      Hi, Linda! Absolutely, thank you so much for asking. I’d highly recommend using it as a way to take a big picture look at your year. Try putting only 1-3 things in each month that help you move forward on your goals. You may also consider that each quarter of the year should be spent focusing on about 3 goals. For example, from January – April, you may only focus on health, finances, and recreation. In each month, you may have about 1-3 things that move you forward on those three areas. This can really help break down a whole year into manageable chunks!

  3. Beryl Morgan on January 7, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    LOVE “homeschool with Joy1” This is my last year homeschooling – he is GRADUATING!! Bittersweet. Our last year is definitely filled with joy and fun! Happy homeschooling!

    • Lara on January 10, 2022 at 11:43 am

      Hi, Beryl! What an amazing journey for everyone, enjoy!

  4. Meredith on January 12, 2022 at 9:05 am

    I hope this is a good place for this – I’m having so much trouble embracing the trending list and making it work for me. I’m looking for tricks to make it more engaging and to stick with it. But I can’t find a blog post or video specifically on this. Any guidance?

    • Lara on January 12, 2022 at 3:06 pm

      Hi, Meredith! Your honesty is so refreshing. It can be hard to get started as I’ve been there too. I’d highly recommend making your goals attractive, easy, and satisfying. You can also put your PowerSheets somewhere you’ll see them everyday. Put them next to your bed or next to your coffeemaker. That will help them stick. We’ve got a great blog post here that may help.

  5. Joy on January 16, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    A few new things this month:

    Read a chapter a day of War & Peace. I got this idea from Laura Vanderkam. I’ve wanted to read a Russian novel for several years but they’re so intimidating. But I can do one chapter a day, especially since they’re short.

    Write in my journal 4x each week (or more). I got away from this and want to add it back into my life.

    Bake one new thing for my family a month. I love to bake but it’s easy to let the weeks go by without doing it. Now I choose a recipe and a weekend and just do it.

  6. Lara on January 18, 2022 at 9:26 am

    Hi, Joy! I love how you have created small, actionable goals that reflect your personal why. What a gift for not only you but your family.

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