I was just perusing some favorite blogs and noticed The Happiest Mom‘s “Mindful Mondays“. This is a great idea. In the Genesis Process groups I wrote about yesterday, we were asked to set one goal to set newly learned principles into action in the coming week. Just one. This was always extremely helpful for me, given that a never ending to-do list has a way of sending my brain into shut down mode. The “action item”, as it was called, had an amazing way of quieting all the different choices swimming around in my head and helping me to narrow down what was most important to me that week. Although I’m not currently participating in a Genesis group, Mindful Mondays reminds me of the power of setting one intentional goal for the week, not just in establishing the single goal itself, but also in the prioritizing that happens in the process. Other action items tend to fall into place, as some order is established in pursuing the one goal. I hope that makes sense.
THIS WEEK: I am going to start each day with a brief quiet time of devotions: reading, prayer, reflection, and/or journaling. I say brief because once I quiet myself and focus on the Lord I can lose all track of time. But my reality and primary objective in the morning is just to get out the door, so unless I can drag myself out of bed at 4am, which would be the exception, definitely not the rule, this time will need to be brief. It’s a priority because experience tells me that a quiet time feeds and benefits me, and yet I am not a morning person, so getting up in time for anything extra is a challenge. What will it take to make this happen? Three things: Make preparations that I usually leave for the morning, the night before; get to bed early; and feet on the floor no later than 5:30.
That oughtta do it!