Preparing For A New Year

In two days, we will start another year, 2022. It seems so unreal to me! The years go by so fast now. As a new year starts, I realize how important it is to plan. As I get older too, I have to write more down and not depend only on my memory. This is good though, it helps me in preparing for a new year! Each year, my husband and I set up a new budget. We go through what did and did not work and we consider what we need to include into next year’s budget to that we do not forget the needs we have to plan for.

How do you do at planning? Do you have a calendar set up? I’m not always good at remembering certain days and sending out cards. I am going to try harder this year. Already, I wrote out family birthdays and special days this afternoon. I almost forgot one, so I went back and added it just a moment ago.

What goals do you have? Are there any improvements that you would like to make in your life or your family’s life? Let us think about these items as we are preparing for a new year! Below, you will find a list of categories that you can consider. If you have more areas that apply to you, please think about them and add them to a list that you prepare.

“Plans fail for lack of counsel,
ย ย ย ย but with many advisers they succeed.”

Proverbs 15:22 NIV

Preparing For A New Year: Areas To Evaluate Regularly and/or Yearly

Consider these categories that are part of your life. Decide how these areas will work best and set goals. Feel free to add anything that I may have missed or something that applies to you specifically.

  • Personal– How do I feel? Too many areas to cover! Am I spending too much time on the computer, social media, phone?
  • Financial– Budget, goals, spending
  • Family– Do we spend adequate time together? Is family a priority?
  • Travel– Do we take time to get away, to have some down time?
  • Spiritual– Are you at the right church and participating in the right ministry(s)? Do I spend time alone with God?
  • Relationships– Are your friends good for you? Are you good for your friends? Are my relationships shallow or are we close? “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
  • Self-improvement-(exercise, reading, studying, eating)
  • Job– Is my job the right one for me? Do I spend the right amount of time doing my job or is it a higher priority than my family, for instance?
  • Home-(cleaning, organizing, design and decorating, and projects)

Preparing For A New Year-Thoughts On Making Life Work

Are there changes that you plan to make? Maybe something didn’t work well and you want to improve. So you find a way and improve.

Keeping a regular schedule and communicating with those in your home will really help. Definitely write out your plans so that others know when you have something scheduled.

Journal or keep notes! Regularly write! Tell yourself what you are thinking! Write about what bothers you, what made you happy and what made you sad. Give yourself a pat on the back for what you completed and let yourself know what you need to work harder on! State what you need to do soon and what you need to buy soon. All of these things will help you organize your thoughts. This is huge for me as I have medical problems. I must write myself notes or I forget trivial or important items.

Give Yourself Permission To Change Once the New Year Starts

I think that the end of a year and the beginning of a new year is a good time to evaluate our life. However, it is not the only time to evaluate and plan. If an item, a goal or plan is not working, we should feel free to change whenever we need to, in the year. Don’t feel as though you should wait until the end of the year that you are in, before a new year begins. Some of us tend to get disappointed and discouraged when we set a goal that is unreasonable and we quit very soon into the new year. This is why it is important also, to set reasonable goals and plans. I hope that all of you have a wonderful new year! May God bless you greatly!!!

Happy New Year, 2022!!!!!

More To Read…

5 thoughts on “Preparing For A New Year

Add yours

  1. Hi, Rebecca. My theory on why time seems to go faster as we get older is this: When we are 10 years old, one year is 1/10th of our life; a very big percentage. But when we hit 50 or 60 or 70, you can do the math; one year is only 1/50th, etc,. of our life.

    As for writing things down, a story about an older couple who the doctor told to start doing this to avoid forgetting things:
    He stood from watching TV with his wife and said, I think I’ll get a can of sardines.
    She asked him, Could you get me a cookie and a glass of milk, too?
    Sure, he cordially replied.
    Shouldn’t you write it down like the doctor said so you don’t forget? she asked.
    I can remember a can of sardines, a cookie and a glass of milk, he snipped.
    20 minutes later he came back into the room with a BLT and some juice.
    She asked, Where’s my sardine sandwich? ๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. ๐Ÿ’œ …and don’t even Get Me Started on Richards Christian Crusades against Sinners and Saladins Muslim BeHeadings of Infidels EveryOne; apparently Saladin and Richard were Good Friends, Go Figure but cared little for The People who worshipped THEM!!! as Divine EveryBody


  3. ๐Ÿ’Ž – Diamond Hard – ๐Ÿ’Ž

    ๐Ÿ’Ž My Marvellous Mom ๐Ÿ‘ฉ โค ๐Ÿ’• โ™ฅ ๐Ÿ’– ๐Ÿ’“ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ has recently left The Religion of Christianity to Focus on The Words of Jesus as a Believer who Believes The New Testament corrects The Old EveryOne; so I Put Up My Hand Up and Say Guilty as Charged for Swaying HER!!!…as to 2022, More of The Same; basically, for Me, 3DLife is a River that Offers Me Options and I Pick and CHOOSE!!! Then DECIDE!!! what To Do with what I Have CHOSEN!!!…for example The Flow bought Me a Wife and SHE!!! Divorced Me Leaving Me Devastated; yet I Learned, Don’t Ever Trust a Wife because SHE!!! has Hidden Agendas then I Was Gifted a Government Granted Single Persons Property…so NOW!!! I AM Happier than ever in The Absence of DisRespect to The Failings of Both Ladies ๐Ÿšบ and Gentlemen ๐Ÿšน and My Dad ๐Ÿ‘จ is Dead; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that “God” Creates War that Killed, Kills, Killing Men and is NOW!!! Killing Women who Sign Up Too…while My Marvellous Mom ๐Ÿ‘ฉ and Grandma ๐Ÿ‘ต (who has outlived HER!!! Husband by 60 Years and counting) Endure which (WITCH!!! ๐Ÿง™ ๐Ÿช„๐Ÿงน) means I Believe in a Divine Couple and Goddess in Particular; rant over and Happy New Year EveryBody

    ๐Ÿ’Ž – Diamond Hard – ๐Ÿ’Ž


    1. Yernasia, your ignorance of the relationship of the Old and New Testaments is lamentable.
      “The New is in the Old concealed; the Old is in the New revealed.”
      Your ignorance of the history of the Crusades is also regrettable. Please check out The Triumph of Christianity by Rodney Sparks and Dominion; the Making of the Western MInd by Tom Holland. Both are excellent histories with adequate notation of sources and accurate research, and not just popular myths such as news media presents of the “evils” of the Crusades.

  4. Enjoyed this. I do my best to work on me on the daily. Part, in the last two years. Life much too short to wait to the end of the year. Wonderful lists. You making me reread them to see what I already have or need to now include in my daily act right. Thanks for your diligence in providing love, feedback and hope for your fellow man. Good on you…

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: