My Heart, Mind and Body in 2016

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

2015 is gone with its high points and its low moments. For me (and the rest of America) the new year brings about a time to reflect and contemplate our lives. Perhaps it is standing on the scale for the first time since the Thanksgiving/ Christmas / New Years binge that is the rallying point, but none the less, we are resolute that 2016 WILL be a better year. ( Just like 2015, 2014, 2013…) 

Last night my girls asked me about resolutions. My oldest asked me what I was going to do. I had not thought much of resolutions to tell you the truth, but the question spurred me to take the sleep deprived hours of New Years Eve to come to an answer. Last night after being prompted by my  daughter I challenged my family to come up with 3 resolutions: one for your heart, your mind and your body. 

Here are my resolutions for 2015:

My heart: I resolve to learn about, practice and become a man of prayer. 
For me prayer has been a spiritual discipline but it has always been a struggle. I pray because I am supposed to. This year I hope to discover the joy and meaning of a prayer life. I hope that prayer becomes more than just going through the motions, but it becomes a time to dwell with God. 

My mind: I resolve to become an avid reader. 
Reading for me is not easy. I am Dyslexic or is it Cixelsyd? I read to study for sermons and scripture, but I am not an avid reader. This past year my sweet daughter has read 40 pages a day. Shamefully I am being out read by my 9 year old daughter. I know the only way for reading to become natural in my life is to… READ. My goal for 2016 is to read at least one chapter a day of a non fiction book. 

My body: I resolve to bring discipline to my eating habits. 
My mantra for the last 4 years has been I run/ bike/ do Ironmans so that I can eat. I love food and prefer it in massive quantities. I am by no means overweight, but I want to display the same discipline towards my food that I do towards my workouts, quiet time and life. I am not committing to lose weight, eat pees or become triangle shaped. My goal is 2015 is to be intentional in what and how much I put in my body. 

What are your goals for 2016? What will you do to make sure that you will grow as a person this coming year?

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