Live your life in a way that allows for moments of reflection, rest and being fully present. Simplify your schedule to create margin for impromptu shopping trips and lazy Saturdays.
When was the last time you decided, on a whim, to do something alone, with a friend or your spouse? Has you time become so consumed with things to do that you have no time to add anything spur of the moment to it?
Everyday I wake up to list of MORE than 10 things that need to happen that day. Some of those things are personal and some of them are business. I spend all week working on things outside the home and then on the weekends I fill my time with things of the home. I try my best to SQUEEZE in the grandkids, my kids and my husband. Sadly, even they seem to get leftover time.
Purposefully plan at least one weekend a month that you have NOTHING planned. Be sure that the house cleaning, grocery shopping and grass cutting are all done before the weekend or choose to skip it this one time. That morning when you wake up, decide last minute on what your day will consist of. Go hiking, ride a horse, catch a train, take a bus to a big city, ride a motorcycle, you choose. Your body, mind and family will thank you and you will be surprised at how excited you will actually be as you rest and enjoy this unscheduled time.
Joshua 1:9 ESV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Studies show that doing some part of your daily routine differently, whether it’s changing your route to work or opening the door with your left instead of right hand, can boost your creativity.
Do you find yourself driving to work the same way every day? Do you have the same routine each morning? Have you drank the same coffee the same way every day for as long as you can remember? What about your night time routine, is it the same as well?
Today, shake things up just a little, as a matter of fact try to shake it up all week long. Check back with me and let me know if adds a little creativity and excitement to your life. Maybe you are in a rut and you have been there so long you don’t even know you are in one.
It can’t hurt to try it!
Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run.
Too many times we are overwhelmed when we think about all that we have to accomplish in a day. We run the kids here or there, responsibilities of caring for the home seem endless, work often spills over into our home life and then add to that list we need to care for our spiritual and physical well being. Whew, I am tired just thinking about it.
Everyone is busy, so you are not alone. I want to encourage you to start each day by listing out what activities you have to accomplish then number them in order of urgency/priority. Don’t cheat and put the ones you don’t want to do at the bottom of the list if they should go to the top.
After the items are numbered then pray over them and ask for strength to stay on task and ask for wisdom to complete each of them, especially the tough ones.
The end of today’s scripture is true and powerful ” hurry and scurry puts you further behind.” May you complete your to do list each and every day.