Thursday, June 5, 2014

Take Time for What?

We all have 24 hours a day.  What do you do with yours? 

I want to know how can I accomplish more in less time. 

There are certain things I feel God has called me to do; however, to accomplish it, I have to learn to be more efficient.   

Yes, He will give me help, but I realize He has given me tools for success – a nice home, a great office, room to organize, a phone, a car, a computer.  I just have to establish routines to get things done.

I am trying weekly to add one thing at a time so I can eventually be different.  I found a quote one time that said, “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.”   

Here are some things I’m learning:

·               Never miss time alone with God each day.  If I don’t have His perception, everything else will be off.

·               Exercise daily.  It doesn’t have to be much, but do something.  I found walking with a friend keeps me accountable.  

·               Make a list daily.  If there are errands on it, put them in order of their location to accomplish more in less time.

·               When making meals, if possible, make more than one.  Freeze the other for times when cooking is not possible.  

·               Have a place for everything and keep it in its place.  Easier said than done.

·               When bringing new things in the house, also get rid of other things.   Let me be honest here, this one I really need to practice more often. 

·               When my kids were younger, we had a color-coordinated calendar with all the activities so we could keep up with each other’s schedules on the frig.  Now Jerry and I have smart phones with calendars that sync together so we are both informed.  

·               Take time for fun -- whatever that looks like for you.  For me I like shopping or reading.  It refreshes me and gives me the energy I need for my other activity.
Over time, I have learned baby steps are required for permanent change.  If I try to change everything at once, I might start out strong, but eventually fizzle out.   So today let me encourage you to find one thing you can change today and keep it up for a week before adding something else to it. 

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