Well, welcome back to Love, Jenell. I took a long break from blogging. At the end of 2018, I went from being a SAHM to a working mom. I also had invasive eye surgery. So, when the New Year rolled around I was still trying to find my balance and heal. BUT this year I am determined for it to be different. Next year I want to be more intentional with my actions. I’ve already started working on my 2020 goals. My 2017 Free Vision Board Printable, is by far my most popular post. So, I thought I would update it and reflect a tad bit on my 2019.
From Black love to romantic love, love is everywhere during the month of February. However, self-love is often forgotten. Practicing self-love is not simply about putting on makeup or marveling at yourself in the mirror, but, for me, self-love is about caring and loving yourself enough to actively practice behaviors that have a positive impact on your life. It’s all about being mindful of what you think, do and say and how those things positively or negatively impact your life.
You know what’s better than planning? Executing. But let’s keep it real, planning is the easy part and executing is the hard part. Life can get in the way when it’s time to execute-work, kids, school, cleaning, cooking, etc. There are so many things we can list as reasons for not work on our goals.
For me, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed by the vision I have and the work that is necessary to get there. My overwhelm morphs into the lack of productivity. By being overwhelmed by the end goal or vision, I make it difficult for myself to enjoy the journey and to get a simple daily task done.
- Earl Nightingale SAYS that “success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” It’s all about those completing those little tasks daily. By doing something every day that contributes to our vision (send an email, workout, research a topic, etc.) we are successful and are making progress towards our goals. We can complete our daily task knowing that they serve a larger purpose and that we are working towards something great. But in order to make progress on our goals, we have to be organized and clear on what must be done.
While looking over my plans for the rest of the year, I realized that in order to get anything done I have to be strategic and not leave things to chance. I created the to-do list to hold myself accountable and thought others may find it useful. Click the image below to download the to-do list! Remember this printable is for personal use only.
Have a great weekend. Get to planning….and EXECUTING! This weekend I’ll be updating my SHOP and creating post for Love, Jenell and social media. What are you working on?
Remember! You got this, and God’s got you!
I took a hiatus last month to think of the direction I wanted to take my blog. While I loved the name Mama’s Got This, I enjoyed writing about faith and inspiration a bit more than writing about motherhood. I intend for Love, Jenell to be a place where I share my personal stories of overcoming a difficult season, my journey of starting a business and inspiration through the Word of God. So welcome to my new site. Same content. New name. Different look.
When working towards your goals it’s not strange to become weary. Roadblocks and setbacks may appear. Things may not go as plan. In a previous POST I talked about how it’s easy to turn around when things you are working towards don’t unfold how you imagine. But we cannot give up. We know that God is not a fan of the lack of vision or direction (Proverbs 29:18 and Luke 14:28), so giving up and letting life happen to us is NOT an option. I believe that God loves when we pray and create and act on plans that honor Him. We know that we will face troubles (John 16:3), so we have to be prepared to face those troubles with God’s truth. When you are in a space where you are questioning where you may be going or preparing to embark on a new path, keep these scriptures in your heart.
Did you all know that Friday, July 1st marked the second half of the year? You know what that means?
We still have 6 months to make 2016 amazing. I think this is the perfect time to self-reflect and think about the goals we have accomplished and the things we have put on the back burner.
And honestly, I need these next 6 months. At the end of 2015, I set some goals for myself. While I rocked some, I forgot about others. One goal that I totally forgot about this year was my desire to be more social. I’ve lived in Philly for a while and have not formed many connections/friendships. The topic of godly counsel and godly friendships has been reoccurring in sermons and devotionals I’ve been reading and listening to. It’s been convicting me to step outside my comfort zone. So, this is one goal I will be reexamining and acting on this goal the next 6 months.
I don’t know about you all, but there is something about the springtime that makes me want to change things up around my house. One of the projects on my to do list was to decorate my desk area. For the longest, my desk sat in the corner looking sad and unloved. I don’t really sit at my desk, but I still wanted to do something that looked nice but also didn’t cost too much. Luckily for me, I was able to find 2 free printables on Pinterest to add a bit of life to my desk. Here’s a look at what I came up with: