3 in 30: January Challenge

I told you some of my Finish Year goals and how I determined them last week. Today I thought it would be helpful to share the three main focus areas I have for January. Maybe the idea of breaking down your goals in all the areas of your life for the entire year sounds overwhelming. Even though I think it’s worth it, I know sometimes we just don’t take the time to go through the process.

The 3 in 30 challenge can help you make realistic changes this month.

Here are my 3 in 30 Goals for January.

Maximize my mornings. – I finished Kat’s {free} ebook Maximize Your Mornings this week and even though I have led a group through this challenge, I felt called to recommit myself to this discipline for January. I workout and read my Bible fairly consistently over the course of a month, but Kat reminded me that it is the discipline of intentionally beginning my day with these activities that helps beget more discipline in the rest of my day. In case this talk of self-control has you wanting to run the other direction, just think of it as a tool to help you live intentionally instead of wondering what happened to your day, week, or month. It will be well worth a little less sleep to have a lot more peace in my day. This is ultimately about my focus on the one word “finish” for 2012. I will never finish strong if I’m not equipped to leave the starting line.

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Create Something. – Another Finish Year goal is to make 12 creative projects this year. I had such fun making the photo coasters for a Christmas gift that I want to make as many 2012 Christmas gifts as possible. This will only happen by working on the goal throughout the entire year. I will be hosting a linky party on the 25th of each month. I will share with you what I have made and give you a chance to share what you are working on in your own life. I’m sure Pinterest will play a major role in this goal.

Improve this blog. – In particular, January will be more exploration in photography and the technical side of blogging. I will be completing another photo challenge, which I hope will improve my skills and expand my perspective. I will also be reading 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, which actually helps with my goal to read 24 books this year and implement at least one concept from each book.

So that’s it for January! Today was a beautiful celebration of our marriage anniversary, worship in our church and the taking of the Lord’s Supper with the arm of SkipperClan around my waist. I do not think it’s possible to have a better start for what I expect will be a year full of God working in our lives in a powerful way.

Communion Lord's Supper

courtesy Lainee Regina Photography

Comment below and tell me what your 3 in 30 Goals are so we can encourage each other to the finish line.