Hey there my friend,
We’ve made it half way through the week. Isn’t that a fantastic thought it means we are just a little closer to the weekend. Funny, that would be more exciting if I felt I had accomplished more of the tasks I set myself this week. Do you feel that way sometimes too? My big problem is not managing my time well. I am sure I could accomplish more if I just had a few better habits in place.
I struggle with setting good habits. Oh I know I’m not alone in this, it’s an age old problem isn’t it? Lately I have been coming to terms with the fact that the reason for this has nothing to do with habit setting. But everything to do with my attitude and priorities. I can make up tonnes of excuses or reasons why things don’t happen. Unfortunately the reality is I don’t consider it as important as my mouth says it is or I would do it. Ouch, being truthful with yourself hurts a bit.
I have a list of habits and tasks I need to get serious and take action on. Talking about them and their importance doesn’t make them happen. So here is what I propose, I am going to take two habits I need to begin to develop and three tasks I need to accomplish. I will share them with you today. In addition I am going to set a random deadline of October 10th. At that time I will report back to you on my progress. I do love picking random deadlines. Next I am also challenging you to set one task or habit you would like to implement and leave it below in the comments section. Accountability amongst friends, yay us!
Habit #1 I do not read my bible as faithfully as I should. Shamefully I allow other things to crowd my days and steal my attention away from growing in God. I know that spending time personally reading God’s word is what helps a Christian flourish. I used to be more committed to this and it’s a habit I have allowed to lapse. To remedy this I will make spending time in the word each day a priority.
Habit #2 I am a diabetic. For over a year my dietician has been telling me to test my sugars, so that we can establish a general pattern of my highs and lows. I have not done this. It is important. Testing sugars once a day will be my second habit I committed to creating.
Task #1 I will clean off my dresser and night stand. Somewhere my mother is reading this and doing a happy dance. For many people this would not be a task worthy of listing but for me . . . . it’s a bit of a big deal. I have not seen the top of my dresser in, maybe five years . . . . yikes, that’s embarrassing. My night stand is in similar condition. The ‘to read’ stack of books has gotten out of control and has the potential to harm the cat should it fall on him. By October 10th both shall be neat and tidy, with a photo for you to prove it. I should reassure you the rest of the house is neat and tidy.
Task #2 Paint my desk. Once again not a huge job but I am a terrible procrastinator, did I mention that. The desk and the paint have been waiting for over six months now. Time to fish or cut bait. I can’t imagine how great if will feel to have that accomplished.
Task #3 Successfully meal plan for two consecutive weeks. Hmmmm, perhaps this one is more of a habit. Fair enough if I complete two weeks of meal planning I will be on my way to forming a good habit won’t I? More on this in a post to come.
Goals are set and now we stop talking and move forward. I’m feeling pretty good about telling you my plans. I am happy you’re on the other end reading and cheering me on. There was something else I wanted to talk to you about but it will have to wait for now. I will try to get back to you before the end of the week. Look at me ending our letter on that little tease. Now I had better run, it’s time to find where I stashed my blood sugar monitor . . . hmmm with my luck it will be on the dresser.
Looking forward to your response,
Your Postmistress, Stacey-Lynne