ORDER FROM CHAOS
Good morning Tribe!
This could be your perfect Monday morning motivation.
Time they say is money.
It's best we learn to manage and spend it wisely.
Here are a few notes on time management I learned from one of my favorite books "A woman after God's own heart" by Elizabeth George.
1. PLAN IN DETAILS.
Have a plan and write everything down in it. In my own case, I record voice notes on my phone because I don't want to worry about the safety of having a pen around the kids.
The more you plan the better you manage and the more you achieve. Also, the more details your plans are, the better.
Give details of what your plan looks like not just a vague idea of what you want to do.
2. DEAL WITH TODAY.
All God asks of us is to handle and manage today, only today. Jesus said, "Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will about its own things."
I remember when I used to worry about what tomorrow holds for me and even the kids that I literally used up the time I should be planing on worrying.
"Sufficient for the day is its own trouble" Matthew 6:34
This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it" Psalms 118:24
I chose TODAY!
I chose REJOICE!
3. VALUE EACH MINUTE.
Know how long it will take you to complete each task and how important it is, whether priceless or worthless. Some moments can never be relived, especially in a child's life, so I like to always take spontaneous photos. That's probably the first thing you will know about me if we were meeting for the first time.
Every minute count!
4. KEEP MOVING!
Remember the principle of momentum:
"A body at rest tends to remain at rest, and a body in motion tends to remain in motion."
I use this law of physics to my advantage every time. I tell myself, "Just one more step...".
keep moving because the only way we are going is FORWARD.
5. DEVELOP A ROUTINE.
Routines help to keep your life in check and in good order.
Try having one.
6. EXERCISE AND DIET.
Studies show that exercise increases metabolism, creates energy, causes you to sleep better, and produces pleasure hormones that contribute to a positive attitude and joy in life.
Also, don't be spooked by the word "diet". The word simply means "a way of life." I learned this earlier this way when we had to put Ari on a diet. You need to develop a dietary "way of life" that gives you the energy and health you need to accomplish God's best.
7. BEGIN THE NIGHT BEFORE.
Look what you can do the night before and I don't just mean night. It could be days before, months before, or even years before. Just plan ahead but make sure you keep your bag away from Ari and her sister (inside joke).
8. ASK THE "HALF THE TIME" QUESTION.
Ask yourself "If my life depended upon doing this task in half the time I have allotted, what shortcut would I take? "
Then take it!
Have a fulfilled week ahead.
Book reference: "A woman after God's own heart" by Elizabeth George.
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© Rachel Jesuseme