In our last post, we got into the subject of priorities and how we tend to make excuses to not do things because we’re “too busy.” I was recently talking the blog over with a friend and they made a really good observation that I wanted to share with you ladies this week.
How is it that we’re never to busy to do the things that we actually want to do?
Have you ever noticed that when you want to do something, you’ll make the time for it? I don’t know about you, but usually when I don’t want to make the time to do something, it’s not ALWAYS because I’m too busy. Sometimes, I just don’t feel like it.
I’ll be the first to admit that I can be lazy at times. Just ask my family. There are days where it takes a good kick in the butt to get me going (figuratively speaking of course). 😉 Come on, admit it. There are just some things in life that we would rather not do, but we must do them anyway. Things like cleaning your roo, doing the dishes, getting started on yoru statistics homework… All of these things are necessary to have a better life. A clean room means less chances you’ll stub your toe on one of your heavy school books. Ouch!
So what do we do when we just don’t feel like doing something?
1. Prioritize. Ask yourself, what needs to be done? Identify the most important things and put them at the top of your list. For me, my time with Jesus is the most important thing on my list. After that, it’s cleaning my room because it tends to become a mess quite often.
2. The Battle Plan. What’s the quickest and easiest way to accomplish this task? Figure out how much time you’ll need for each task and stick to it. If your essay is due next week, spend about an hour each night researching and writing about your topic. If it’s spending more time in the Word, set aside a time each morning (or whatever works for you) and stick with it.
3. Focus. I know we live in a day where technology reigns. But please don’t have 20 tabs open on your web browser while you’re doing your “research project.” Unless your project is about stalking, I’m pretty sure your Facebook ‘research’ can wait. I’ve recently gone back to writing my blogs on paper before I post onto here. Why? Because I got too distracted too easily. Once I click on a youtube link a friend posted, I no longer feel like writing.
4. Make It Fun. Got a bedroom that looks like a tornado wrecked the joint? Turn up some music and start dancing. Trust me, it works and is tons of fun!
5. Breathe. You got this. Good habits don’t form overnight. They take about 21 days. But you also need to keep with it!
I’m not only writing all this for you. But I also need to take these things to heart. I need to just do the things I know I need to be doing and keep at it. Let me be an example for you.
Ok girls, we’re going to try something new. This week I’m going to give you a challenge. From now until next Thursday, I want you to follow the 5 steps above. Tell me what it is that you’re going to work on and then at the end of the next 7 days, let me know how you did! Share your thoughts and remember to have fun! If you like challenges, maybe I’ll incorporate them more into a Monday blog. Good idea? I think so. Good luck!