Monday, January 10, 2022

January 10: Daily Routines

This picture was taken at the house after the snow storm.  When I went out to shovel a pathway and clean off SnowWhite, it was perfectly calm.  No wind.  No noise. And the snow was light as a feather...although there wasn't a whole lot of it...just a few inches.  But very beautiful!

We are changing themes this week from setting goals to daily routines.  As it happens so often, I heard something Sunday morning that speaks to the new goal so aptly.  

As you wake up in the morning, every decision you make creates your day!
What are you going to wear?
What are you going to eat?
What are you going to do?
These decisions create your day!

And each morning 
you have the opportunity to create another day!
What are you grateful for?
What do you want to accomplish today?
What would you like to have more time for?

All of us have daily routines, even those of us who are retired or semi-retired.  What we need to think about is this:  Are these daily routines helpful?  Are they done only out of habit?  Are some things simply wasting time or worse yet, taking time away from what you want to spend time on?  Things like taking too much time deciding what to wear.  Or spending way too much time on social media or checking your email?

This week is a good time to take a look at your daily routines...even for those who go to work...and decide on what you want to keep, what you need to keep, what you would like to make time for, what you would like to spend less time doing.

A good way to begin is to take inventory of all that you do each day and about how much time you spend doing it.  Before you go to sleep tonight, briefly write down what you did and the time involved.  

Our craft this week will focus on journaling.  Journaling can be almost anything from writing for a specific time, to drawing pictures, to naming something you are grateful for to an accounting of you day...or even simply the weather!

Find something you would like to journal in...or set up a place on your electronic device like your smart phone or iPad.  

Talk with you tomorrow...

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