Ways to Thrive in 2016

I think I mixed something up. I think that this post probably should have been the second post about thriving instead of scheduling it when I did, but I didn’t catch it until I sat down to write it.

Are you stuck in self-pity? Depression? Anger? Or does it seem like you are just going around in circles and not getting anywhere? Do you wish to thrive? To change? Do you want to dream big, but don’t know where to start?

Start small. Start with the small steps. Create new habits today that will help you dream big tomorrow.

Thrive Spiritually

  • Read your Bible daily
  • Study your Bible
  • Memorize Bible verses
  • Bible journaling
  • Join or start a Bible study group
  • Find a ministry to get involved with
  • Take a short-term mission trip

Thrive Physically

  • Eat “clean” or “real” foods.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Find ways to increase your activity level throughout your day.
  • Use a standing desk or a workout ball instead of a regular desk and office chair.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Get regular checkups at the doctor.

Thrive Emotionally

  • Journal
  • Make time for you.
  • Ask for help.
  • Have faith.
  • Turn to God.
  • Get counseling if needed.

Thrive in Your Relationships

  • Have date nights with your significant other.
  • Set aside some time every night to discuss your day or anything else important with each other.
  • Make family dinners a priority.
  • Call your parents on a regular basis.
  • Make time to visit your parents or grandparents.
  • Set aside some 1-on-1 time with each of your children.
  • Call a friend that you haven’t talked to in a while.
  • Take your children camping.
  • Write letters to your friends and family.


Thrive in Your Career

  • Work as if you are working for the Lord.
  • Expand your skills.
  • Hone the skills you already have.
  • Attend a conference or a workshop to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments in your field.
  • Delegate what you can.

Thrive Financially

  • Create a budget.
  • Use Dave Ramsey’s envelope system.
  • Save $1000 in an emergency fund.
  • Start saving for your retirement.
  • Pay off your credit cards every month. Better yet… just cancel them.

Thrive Creatively

  • Listen to music
  • Learn to play an instrument.
  • Learn a new hobby
  • Take an art class.
  • Read a new book.
  • Start art journaling.

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