Chelsea Crockett

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Goal-Setting: Is It Healthy?

Have you ever been asked the question: “where do you see yourself in 5 years?” I know I have, and the answer is never an easy one. I like to…

Have you ever been asked the question: “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

I know I have, and the answer is never an easy one. I like to think I have my future planned out and secured, but the truth is, none of us really know what’s in store.

Even tomorrow, next week, next month is uncertain. But what I do know is that we can set goals to keep our minds and paths straight and fixed on the Lord, no matter what life throws our way.

Christian goal setting is different than setting normal goals for our lives. I know for me, I find it confusing to set goals when God is supposed to have full control of my life. What is the happy medium where I can plan and aspire for certain things, while still surrendering to God’s plan for my life?

Having goals isn’t a bad thing. Having dreams, hopes, and aspirations to drive you and make you look forward to the future is something God intended for us to do. God wants us to desire things for ourselves, no matter how big or small those things may be.

I know for me, I’m hesitant to set goals due to expectations. I don’t like having the risk of not achieving my goals hanging over my head. I’m scared to let myself, or others, down in the end.

But when it comes down to it, goals are healthy. They’re exciting and give us something to work toward. When setting goals, ask yourself: “Do my goals align with God’s will?” If the answer is yes, then you are on the right track!

I try to stay away from goals that revolve around making more money, being more successful, losing more weight, etc. I often find my goals revolving all around me, me, me.

While having goals for yourself such as being healthier or reducing procrastination is great, set some goals revolving around your relationship with God and how you are with others.

Make sure your goals don’t get in the way of spending time with God or putting him on the backburner. If you find yourself switching out time in the Word for going to the gym, maybe you need to rethink your planning.

There are a couple Bible verses that stand out to me when it comes to setting goals.

Psalm 33:11 says, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Ask the Lord where your head should be at. What does he want you to focus on for yourself? Maybe it’s finding a Bible study to get involved in. Or maybe it’s focusing on memorizing a couple of verses to meditate on and study every week. Ask God to reveal your desires to you and listen for his still, small voice!

Another verse I’ll leave you with is Proverbs 16:9. It says, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.

Having goals without God is like having a car without gas: pointless, frustrating, and no way to live up to our expectations. When we start planning without asking the Lord to direct us, we begin walking aimlessly and out of selfish desires.

I encourage you to have a talk with God this week. Ask him what he wants from you at this point in your life. Ask him to align your goals with his will for your present and future! God will guide you if you ask and help you fulfill the purpose and goals for your life!

– Chelsea

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How to Create a Good Habit

Habits don’t always have to be bad. Some habits that we make such as working out every day or reading our bibles daily can help us grow physically and/or mentally….

Habits don’t always have to be bad. Some habits that we make such as working out every day or reading our bibles daily can help us grow physically and/or mentally. There’s ways to make something you do turn into a habit such as eating healthy or going to bed early. Here’s how!

Scientifically, habits are formed within 21 days. Chelsea Crockett - Good Habit ListThat means if you repeat something consistently for exactly 3 weeks, your mind will form the action into a habit.  That being said, you can also break a habit in 21 days such as biting your nails or eating certain junk food every day after school!  Here’s a step-by-step list of how you can achieve this:

  1. Make a list of which habits you want to make or which habits you want to break.
  2. Motivate yourself!  Write down the reasons for why you’re making that habit.  If your habit is to go to sleep earlier every night, write down why you want to do so!  This will remind you to stick to it.
  3. Make a countdown.  If you can make it to 21 days, then you’re on the right track!  After 3 weeks, you shouldn’t even have to think about it.  It should just come naturally!
  4. Come up with a reward to give yourself after 21 days.  You made it!  (You can even go off the picture to the right to make your own list!)

Think of something you want to turn into a good habit and do it.  With a little motivation, it’s easier than you think!

XOXO, Chelsea

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Painless Ways to Save Money

Saving money can be one tough ordeal!  Going to the mall or out to dinner can be deadly for your bank account.  You plan on buying one shirt and end…

Saving money can be one tough ordeal!  Going to the mall or out to dinner can be deadly for your bank account.  You plan on buying one shirt and end up with three!  Of course it’s easy to spend your money, but is it really worth it?  There are plenty of painless ways to save money that will make your wallet smile!

  • Do you like to work out?  Use it as a goal to save money!  Every time you complete a work out, put a dollar in a jar.  By the end of the year, you should have a couple hundred dollars saved up.
  • Skip the appetizer or dessert.  Some restaurants charge around $10 for one dish!  If you do this often, you’ll be saving up money in no time.
  • Bring a set amount of money with you wherever you go!  If you know you only want to spend $50, but know that you get tempted easily, only bring $50 to the mall with you!  This way, you won’t spend all your money in one day.
  • Think before you buy!  If you want something that is a little more expensive, don’t buy it right away!  Continue shopping or go home and buy it the next day if youChelsea Crockett- money really want it.  Impulse buys can drain the bank.
  • Borrowing is the way to go!  Instead of buying an outfit that you will wear one night, try borrowing an outfit from one of your friends.

Although saving money may be tough, it’ll be worth it in the end!  Happy saving!

Love,

Chelsea

 

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