Favorite Things For The New Year

The new year is almost here, and I am planning and setting goals for the year ahead. Today I am sharing some of my favorite things for starting the year fresh! Let me know what some of your favorite things are in the comments below!

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1. Faith

The new year is the perfect time to refocus and set some goals for spending time with the Lord. I love to spend time choosing which books of the Bible I would like to read, and looking through my journals from the past year as a reminder of all that the Lord has showed me. Here are a few of my favorite things for spending time with the Lord.

My Journaling Bible has been such a treasure to me over the past 3 years. Watching the pages fill up with notes and what God has shown me never gets old.

Several years ago when I began to form my own method of studying Scripture, I created the Be Still Journal, and I still use and love it. There are so many things about it that I love, but my absolute favorite part is the Adore section that helps me focus on who God is as I study Scripture. Starting a fresh journal is always a great start to the new year, and there is just something amazing about looking back at stacks of journals from years past and all that the Lord has brought you through.

Books can be such an encouragement to my walk with the Lord. Right now I am reading Hope Heals, and it has been so good. A great set of commentaries are also a huge help in studying Scripture. I have used this Wiersbe Set for years, and I still love them!

Accountability is so key for becoming consistent in Scripture. If you need some friends to study Scripture with, I would love to have you join the Lamp and Light Facebook group. It is full of over 2000 amazing women who will be such an encouragement to you!

2. Work

I always feel a renewed passion for my work in the new year and I am always on the lookout for new tools to make my work be even more efficient and organized.

Headphones are a must for working from home. I love these white and gold headphones! They are inexpensive, have great sound, and they are so pretty!

I love all things organization. Planners and notebooks and to do list just make me happy. I am using the Daily Grace Planner in the bloom floral print this year, and I also adore the matching Goals and Grace notepad to keep on my desk for checklists. I am setting some good and meaningful goals with a Powersheets workbook, and color coding with our gel highlighters!

This extra long phone cord is still one of my favorite things!

3. Personal

Wellness has become a big focus for me after having baby #4! In October we eliminated all processed foods from our diet and it has been amazing (and losing 20 lbs has been a great perk). Here are some of my wellness favs!

We have been eating tons of fresh foods! I can’t link it, but my favorite wellness items are just fruits and veggies. So much energy! Smoothies are my go to choice for breakfast, and I will have to share my favorite healthy  and delicious smoothie recipe soon! I use my Ninja  almost every day. We just started using a Spiralizer, and I think we are addicted. So delicious and healthy!

I know I am late to the Fitbit party, but I have had my eye on this Fitbit Alta for the new year!

Another personal goal is to spend a bit more time getting ready in the morning (#workfromhomeproblems), and to spend a bit more time on skincare now that I am 30!

I have been loving this Moisturizer, and I have been trying out some fun face masks! Do you have a favorite skincare product?

Another thing I really want to do this year is to play more uplifting music in our home. I play a lot while I am working with my headphones, but I want to play more with the family. An uplifting worship playlist puts everyone in a good mood and I adore hearing the kids sing along. You can listen to my Worship playlist here. We have an Amazon Echo in our kitchen and it is so great for listening to music and filling up the whole house.

What are your goals? What are your favorite things? Leave a comment below and let me know!

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