Christmas is over and the new year is upon us. Wow 2018 went fast!
While I wish that time wouldn’t go quite so fast, I’m always excited about starting a new year. Like Anne of Green Gables said, it’s “fresh with no mistakes in it.” I’ve been working away at making goals for the year and I’m excited to see what 2019 brings!
Today I thought it would be fun to share a few things that I’m doing to start 2019 off on the right foot. I’d love to hear what you’re doing as well so drop a comment at the end! 🙂
This post contains affiliate links and was written in collaboration with California Design Den. All opinions are 100% my own.
3 Ways I’m Starting the New Year Off Right
1. New devotional
I’m starting the new year off right by diving into a new devotional, New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp. It was a gift from my parents for Christmas and I’ve heard so many good things about it!
Paul Tripp is an excellent author (read my review of his book Parenting here) and his focus on the gospel is so needed. I’m excited to start my mornings off right with his devotional this year – I know it’s going to be a blessing!
I’ll be sure to let you know what I think of New Morning Mercies once I’ve been reading it for a few weeks!
2. New bed sheets
Another way I’m starting the new year off right is by switching out my bed sheets for these amazing sheets from California Design Den. How better to start out the new year than with fresh new sheets on the bed?
Both sheet sets we received when we got married died at about the 5 1/2 year mark. We got a new set from Costco this past year and they are fine, but I was wanting another set because it’s convenient to have two. So, I was really happy when California Design Den reached out to me about trying their 100% cotton sheets!
Guys, let me tell you, these sheets are the softest I have ever had. They feel just like some of the really nice hotel sheets that I’ve slept on. My family laughed at me because I was telling everyone about my new sheets after they arrived, but I was so excited about them!
Comfiest sheets ever.
The best thing about the sheets is that they are really affordable, so definitely go and check them out! I’m going to have to get another identical set, otherwise I’ll never want to change our sheets haha!
3. New word for the year
If you’ve been around here for long you know that I love planning and setting goals for myself. I’ve been having fun the last few weeks thinking through my goals for 2019!
As I was working on my goals I decided to choose a word for the year. I’d never done this before but I heard the idea and really liked it.
I chose the word FOCUS for 2019. There are several areas in my life that I want to give more focused attention to this coming year. I’ll probably write another blog post (or maybe an email) just about my word of the year so stay tuned for more about why I chose the word “focus”. 🙂
What are some ways that you’re starting the new year off right? Let me know in the comments!