REFLECTION (Day 3 of 6)
(Need to start at the beginning? Day 1)
Where do you need to focus today? Which concept seems to rise to the top of the list?
don’t assume – we can’t know another’s mind and heart
don’t slack off – have a healthy balance of work, play, and rest
seek wisdom – ask God for what you need
A helpful tool for managing work and time is a morning and evening routine.
In the morning I make the bed, straighten the bedroom and bathroom on my way through, check to see if I need to start a load of laundry, and put clean dishes away (if Paul doesn’t beat me to it).
That brief routine keeps my house in order and help to keep my laundry and kitchen processes moving along. I don’t have to think about it. It’s routine.
In the evening I double-check that all the animals have what they need and make sure the house is picked up.
You can do a whole lot of troubleshooting by creating routines that make your work easier. Yours will look different from mine, but be practical and continue to shape routines that make your workload easier.
The next time you work on a goal, I dare you to ask the following questions during the middle of the project: Could things be easier? Could things be simpler? Jon Acuff, author of Finish
I know that may sound a bit goofy and counterproductive, but if the steps are easy, you are more likely to get them done. Make them small. Make them doable.
If you’re still having trouble getting things done, I encourage you to check out Jon Acuff’s book Finish. It’s incredibly helpful.