Chelsea Crockett

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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Bring You Closer to God

Ahhhh yes, it’s that time of year for all of us to make our wonderful New Year’s resolutions! Whether you write them down or not, I think we all come…

Ahhhh yes, it’s that time of year for all of us to make our wonderful New Year’s resolutions! Whether you write them down or not, I think we all come up with a few changes we want to make in the new year.

This year, I wanted to encourage you to make a few resolutions that benefit your relationship with the Lord. They don’t have to be complicated or dramatic, but altering just a few small things in your daily routine can make the world of a difference.

  1. Daily quiet times.

Spending just a few moments with God in the morning starts your day in the best way possible. There are so many apps and different plans you can download to keep yourself accountable and guide you through each day. These ten or so minutes are so easy to make time for, and they create a firm foundation for your faith.

  1. Begin and end your day with prayer.

Before you get out of bed in the morning and before you lay your head down at night, pray, pray, pray. Prayer is so powerful, and starting and ending your day with talking to God is the best thing you can do. It’s something so simple that can be so beneficial!

  1. Find a home church that aids in your spiritual growth.

Finding a church that you can really plug into is so important. When you choose one church instead of bouncing around from service to service each week, you can build fellowship and involve yourself deeply into the church community.

Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Deciding on a church to fully commit and devote your time to gives you the sense of belonging and fellowship that God desires for us!

  1. Keep the good people around you, and distance yourself from those that hinder you.

Sometimes it’s okay to put yourself first if those around you are providing a barrier between you and the Lord. Friendship is an amazing thing, but these relationships are not always beneficial. Our friendships should be encouraging, kind, forgiving, and most importantly, supportive of your faith and relationship with God. If the people around you are hindering your faith, I urge you to take a step back and evaluate whether or not that relationship is worth it.

  1. Adapt an attitude of gratitude.

If there’s one thing I live by, it’s to choose gratitude every single time. In almost every situation you’ll encounter throughout the year, you can choose to be negative or choose to approach obstacles with positivity. This takes a conscious effort and is not always easy, but will strengthen your relationship with God. Continue sending your praises up to him even in the darkest of times.

I encourage you to stick to these five resolutions and see how it benefits you. If you struggle with consistency, try it for at least a week or month before giving up! Ask God for encouragement, trust, and guidance to help bloom your relationship into something greater than it’s ever been before.

– Chelsea

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Do Less, Do More

How many of us have already let our New Year’s resolutions go out the door? I am raising my hand right now. I saw something the other day that I…

How many of us have already let our New Year’s resolutions go out the door? I am raising my hand right now. I saw something the other day that I thought was a great alternative to the whole “New Year’s resolution” thing. It is a “do less, do more” list, and it outlines things that you want to do less of and more of. For every one thing you want to do less you have a contrasting thing you want to do more. Like for instance, I would like to drink less soda and drink more water. Here is a good example of a “do less, do more” list:

This, to me, is much easier than trying to stick to a list of resolutions. This is simple changes to what you have been already doing. It is swapping out something you want to do less with something you want to do more.

What’s on your list?

XOXO, Chels

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How to Have a More Organized 2017

New year, new organization habits! I have found that being more organized helps me manage my stress and makes me feel more in control of my life. Here are a…

New year, new organization habits! I have found that being more organized helps me manage my stress and makes me feel more in control of my life. Here are a few easy ways to have a more organized (and less stressed!) 2017.

  1. Buy a planner. This keeps you from missing appointments, lunch dates, and every other important event, and then helps keep you less stressed!26660e5ec02c094ea619609796b5aacd
  2. Keep your email cleaned up and organized. This will keep you from getting drowned and overwhelmed with emails.
  3. Deep-clean your desk and drawers to start fresh.
  4. Delete unnecessary apps on your phone to simplify your life.
  5. Donate any clothes that you haven’t worn in the last year. Go through your closet and take mental inventory so you know exactly what you have.
  6. Make it a habit to schedule time with friends at least once a week. Keep your friends closer and your friendships maintained!
  7. Meal-prep to make meals less stressful.
  8. Lay out your clothes the night before to avoid scrambling around.
  9. Throw away makeup products that you haven’t used in months. Purge!

I love being organized. It makes me feel like I have my life together. 🙂

XOXO, Chels

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