I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts since I discovered what they were this year. Hello 2017, I’m Heather and I just learned what a Podcast was 9 months ago. I’m ready to get with times.
A few of the podcasts I just LOVE are The Purpousful Home Podcast and The Homemaking Foundations Podcast. You can just go into your podcast app on your iPhone and search these titled and they’ll pop up. I listen to a few others but for the sake of this post, these are the relevant ones.
Podcasts are great for all the mom things. I can listen to them while I cook, clean, drive, etc. And they’re great for bettering yourself with wisdom, advice, ideas from other moms in the form of these podcasts. For me, both of these podcasts really have helped me find purpose and joy in my motherhood, homemaking, and the small little mundane things of life.
One of the big things both of these podcasts advocate for is for getting rid of New Year’s resolutions and instead picking a word to focus on for the year. This word can be printed and posted on your fridge to keep in mind throughout the whole year, put as the background on your phone, tattooed on your forehead, whatever your heart desires.
I decided to pick a word when I discovered this idea in March of this year. The word that God really put on my heart was “respect”. And you can’t really FAIL at picking a word, which is why its so awesome in comparison to a resolution. I can totally fail at loosing 20 lbs or any of the other things I’ve resolved to do in the past. But failing at respect – although it might happen in small moments, having the word on my heart means I’m always striving towards being more respectful. It has guided me in all of my decisions during the past 9 months and its been awesome.
I’ve used the word respect in relation to respecting Christ and the sacrifice made out of love of me, respecting my husband, his needs over mine, my time, my children’s time, my children’s memories and upbringing, my health, the health of my family, finances, respecting the mom I want to be, our memories, our home, our living space (hello decluttering) and time as a family. Respecting my physical, mental, social, emotional limits, respecting my need to say “no” more than I say “yes”, respecting the things I say “yes” to – to make sure that I could give them the time and attention they deserve. You get the idea. The word transforms into every single aspect of your life. Its a glorious concept.
So with this quick little post, I want to encourage you to start thinking about getting rid of the resolutions for 2018 and start pondering a word.
Some words I am thinking and praying about are:
What are some words you would like to focus your 2018 year on? I would love to hear what you’ve got in mind!