You will likely make many different goals throughout the year and re-evaluate them during the year. I encourage you to be resolute with your resolutions. I want to suggest working through these several areas as you start the New Year:
Create a budget for the year – Work with your spouse to see what money is going out and what money is coming in. Agree together on a budget that helps you live with less stress and to help pay down any debt you may have.
Make a plan for healthy living – Without making an idol out of how you should look or how you want your body, you should be working on taking care of yourself physically. Find a workout routine that is realistic and consider the foods in your daily diet.
Commit to discipleship & accountability – Commit to your spiritual growth by joining a small group, Sunday morning class, or other learning opportunity. Find someone in that group or elsewhere that can help you be accountable to your year’s commitments.
Make a goal for reaching others with the Gospel – Make a goal for evangelizing others. Who will you be specifically praying for this year? Who can you invite to church? With whom can you be vulnerable and boldly share the Gospel?
Order a list of books – There are many great book lists from many professors and pastors. Find a few books that you can work through from which to learn and grow. Even consider reviewing and talking through what you learn with your pastor, small group, or accountability partner.
There are many areas in which we can improve. These were just a few. Come back in February to see a few areas of our lives we should be evaluating as we look to make 2018 better.