Happy November 2nd, y’all!
I always love the beginnings of each new month… for me, they serve as natural “refresh” buttons. I love closing out the month by reflecting on the past few weeks and thinking through my goals and priorities for the next. This process helps me bring intentionality and focus to my every day, something this non-type A, disorganized girl needs in spades!
This little notebook is an amazing tool for defining what is most important in your life and creating action steps to prioritize them. Let me tell y’all… when I make the time at the end of each month to work through these sheets, I find myself so much more focused and equipped to take the reigns on the month ahead instead of letting it slip by.
Today, I thought it would be fun to share my November power sheets with y’all! You’ll find a mix of personal and work thoughts/goals scattered throughout, along with a verse I’m praying through for November. I hope it’s fun to see this “behind the scenes” look at my life, and serves as inspiration for your month!
A few thoughts on my November PowerSheets…
You’ll notice that one of my daily goals is to say no to a sweet – ha! I want to take a second to clarify this. I am a firm believer in the idea that food shouldn’t control you. That everyone should be able to “eat the cookie” instead of warring over it or feeling guilty for enjoying a treat. My problem, friends, is that I have a huge sugar addiction. Just ask anyone who knows me! So this month, I’m going to be trying to increase my discipline when it comes to sugar… prayers would be greatly appreciated. (And you’ll notice that it says “a sweet” instead of “all sweets”… let’s just be realistic, shall we?)
Another goal for the month of November is to find a need in Houston and meet it… this is where I’d love to get your input! If you know of a family with a specific need, an incredible organization doing awesome things in the wake of the flooding, etc, would you let me know? I’d love to keep y’all posted on this one. Maybe there’s something we can do as a Lonestar Southern fam!
Finally, I’ve been convicted lately of how I use my time. Since I work alone, a whole day can go by that is totally focused on me. My work, my workout routine, what I want for dinner, getting into bed in time to watch a show I love, etc. By no means is any of this bad, but I’ve realized that I’m not good at sharing time with others. Perhaps it’s because I view that as something that needs to happen “after work hours.” When it comes down to it, however, I think that just stems out of my own selfishness.
When I think about my ultimate goal in life, it’s to show Christ’s love to as many people as I can while I’m here on earth, and what’s the best way to do that? To be with people! It’s hard to love from afar, so this month I’m working on changing that tendency. More friend time… yay!
That’s why this month, I’m meditating on Psalm 90: 12-17. I’m asking the Lord to grant me the wisdom to use each hour in the day wisely and to establish the work He’s set out for me to do. What a comfort that “His grace is sufficient for me, and His power is made perfect in my weakness” because y’all, I am not good at this. (P.S. That verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9… thinking I need to add that to the list of verses I want to memorize this month!)
Well… I’ve never been lacking in words, let me tell ya! If you made it to the end of this post, I’m so grateful. Now I’d love to hear your thoughts. What your November goals/wishes/dreams are, how you set out your month, verses you’re working on memorizing, tools you use, etc! I’m always looking for inspiration, and I’ve learned y’all are the absolute best place to look!
Love from Texas,