The calendar roll-over on New Year's day is a fun time for many. Christmas down time has allowed for some reflection and we start to think about potential goals we'd like to set for ourselves. If you are still thinking through resolutions for your 2020, here are a few ideas to kickstart your planning for the year:
Watch 1 Documentary a Month
Learn more about an environmental issue, a workplace issue, a social issue, an economic issue, or a people group. Here are some of our favorites:
The True Cost
Living On One Dollar
Netflix's Broken: Recycling Sham
World's Busiest Cities
Read 2 books this year that dig deeper
Read 2 books this year that continue the investigation of how our daily habits affect others. Try one of these:
Slave To Fashion
The Hole In Our Gospel
Feeding You Lies
Take one routine action and make it greener for the entire year
For example (feel free to come up with your own goal for switching):
No disposable coffee cups
No one-time use plastic cutlery
Start a compost for your food scraps
Switch soaps or shampoos to chemical free versions
Replace non-stick pans with cast iron or stainless steel
Spend 1 hour per month in the wilderness
Recharge and spend time in God's beautiful creation meditating on His Word. Studies have shown that people who spend time contemplating in the wilderness feel more alive and altruistic after the experience. Bonus points if you leave your phone at home (or, if you can't navigate without it, at least don't Insta- your experience).
Meditate on a passage from our scripture resource
Every week, choose a passage from our scripture resource page and meditate on it that week. Ask God to show you how it applies to your life. Ask Him to break down any barriers or pre-conceived notions about how we are supposed to live. Ask for His wisdom.
Tell us what your New Year's Resolutions are! Has this blog post made you want to create a New Year's Resolution?