As 2021 draws to a close, a lot has changed in the past two (2) years. Life is beginning to settle down just a tad, although, COVID is still very real. I hope that you’ve been able to adjust to the nuances of managing a slightly different household. Rather you live alone or you have a family, your overall daily routine continues to evolve. With everything that’s going on, this is an ideal Time to Invest in Yourself! Be Intentional about investing in the health of your mind and body, as well as your space.
Daily journaling forces you to be more self-reflective, and this can be an important element of self-care.
Plan your days, weeks, months… Time is valuable, so you need to manage your time well.
Learn a new skill or strengthen a currrent one. It’s always important to continue to learn and grow.
Daily exercise has been linked to more energy, more productivity, reduced stress, improved brain power, better memory, and even increased creativity.
Eat right each day, fueling your body with nutrients. When you focus on eating healthier choices, you will feel better and have more energy.
I had the distinct honor and pleasure to be interviewed by Pastor NaRon Tillman of ONE Ministries. I would strongly suggest that you take a moment to listen to his many podcasts that will inspire you mentally and spiritually.
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Candy Speight, founder and CEO of Order My Steps and author of “3 Reasons Why You Should Invest In a Professional Organizer,” discusses why this may be an all-important investment for you. Listen, like, and subscribe to our podcast to ensure you don’t miss another show.
Although, I have new blog for my more inspirational posts, I thought that it would be a good idea to share this one with you. If you’d prefer to listen to this blog post, please click the link to our podcast…I pray that you enjoy!
It was 6:30 am on last Wednesday morning and I’m wondering what to share with you this week… but I’m on the verge of tears, because I’m in my feeling AGAIN! I’ve been in a real “interesting” place for the last few weeks, but I don’t want to get to far ahead of myself. So I decided to get up and get a cup of coffee. As I was standing in the kitchen, I heard the scripture, “The race is not given to the swift... ” So I went to my Bible app and found Ecclesiastes 9:11, which says this in the New Living Translation:
I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.
Then the Holy Spirit said, “When you are being prepared for what you need, not necessarily for what you want, the battle between your faith and your feelings will begin!” and I started to chuckle, because the Holy Spirit is always listening!?
So let’s talk a little about where I’ve been for the last few weeks. I’m self-employed and business has been rather slow recently. It’s not unusual for my business to fluctuate, but it’s during these times that I tend to get a little restless (can any of you relate?). Unfortunately, when I get restless, I have a lot of time to get in my feelings. I go into that “what if” headspace and although I’m always bombarded by the Word of God… in time, my feelings will take me back into the hole of uncertainty and doubt. Why does the Lord have to constantly remind of His Faithfulness? Every time I’ve been in this place, He’s brought me out. We have been blessed beyond measure during this season. So why am I still fighting my feelings… so that I can strengthen my faith. OMG!I actually heard that as I was writing it.
King David said it this way…
Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and 6 my God!
You may want to take a moment to read all of Psalms 42 and 43. David uses this verse in both, but in somewhat different perspectives. But just know that… with each battle we face, our faith gets stronger and stronger!
So I guess I’ m just going to have to stop crying and keep working…
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Do you have a plan for Thanksgiving dinner? Or are you going to wing it? This may be your first Virtual Thanksgiving dinner, which may require a bit more coordination, but it can be done with a little planning. If we plan ahead, it will lessen the frustration level, especially for the cook(s) and for our family, friends and guests.
Keep it simple!
Let’s make some notes by answering the following questions: