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Every year I like to evaluate the year just past and there are various questions I have used to do so. This year, I liked the idea of just ten questions to reflect upon the year, and last evening I finally found time to do so. These are from Holley Gerth and were just what I needed.
So here are the questions and my answers:
🌟What went well this year?
My devotional life; planning and scheduling; blogging; preparing and teaching my Sunday School lessons.
🌟What did not go well?
My physical life, especially the exercise factor. I didn't do all that well with my homemaking responsibilities, either.
🌟What do I want to do the same next year?
All of the things that went well are things I want to continue with and perhaps improve upon.
🌟What do I want to do differently?
I want to get much more exercise, especially walking. I want to keep up with the intermittent fasting that really does help me feel much better in many ways. I want to get much more serious about getting sugar to a minimum in my diet. And I want to get a much better handle on my homemaking responsibilities. Hmmm. Seems as if the first three might help a lot with giving me energy for the fourth.
🌟When did I feel most in my “sweet spot”?
Preparing for and teaching my Sunday School lessons; learning and being refreshed at retreats; taking time for simple getaways with my hubby.
🌟When did I feel the most exhausted and drained?
Driving back and forth from the hospital several times a day to check in on my dad and catch up with his health situation. So thankful the hospital was not far away at all, but it took time and a toll on me regardless. Thankful he is now safe and well cared for at a wonderful nursing home.
🌟What did I say “yes” to that I wish I had said “no” to?
Ever delegate a responsibility to someone else and wished you had just done it yourself? That happened to me. I imagine it's happened to most of us.
🌟What did I say “no” to that I wish I had said “yes” to?
I can't really think of anything in that category.
🌟What helped me stay close to God this year?
Making sure I had my quiet time, even on the busiest days, even if I had to split it up into several segments. Spending good quality time in Scripture journaling, Bible study/meditation/memorization, and prayer.
🌟What did He teach me that I want to live out next year?
A good number of lessons in my Sunday School study zeroed in on humility and contentment. These lessons both challenged and changed me in some ways. I would like to continue living these out not only in the coming year, but for a lifetime.
Maybe these questions are just what you need, too, to get a handle on the remaining months of 2017? It's not too late!
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