It’s that time of year where we all stretch and yearn for a schedule that works. We feel like we need to do everything, when really all we want is the peace of what Everything in Jesus offers.
The kids go back to school and we yearn for routine.
Ministry kicks off and we look for time to accomplish all that needs to be done.
Our accountability partners ask where we are in developing our dream, we squirm, and search for a plan.
Our soul longs for more time with Jesus, but we’re too distracted.
Do you sense the pressure?
Are the sunny summer days full of fun and refreshment quickly slipping by and you need a new plan?
If you sense the stirring in your soul to take control, it’s time to create new habits that will lead you where you want to go. It’s time you plan to do more by doing less!
We often think of our habits – the good ones and the bad. But today we need to remember our daily routine can be a habit that propels us to where we want to be. Scheduled. Uncluttered. Controlled. Fulfilled.
Are you squirming thinking “I’ve tried getting control and failed every time. I’m tired of living on a guilt trip because I don’t follow through with my plans.” If so, don’t let the past keep you from your future!
It’s alright to fail. In failing we learn. It’s just not alright to not try again.
Here’s 5 resources that can help you design the Fall schedule you need to breathe:
1. Find Your Routine — an awesome post that revolutionized my schedule last year. Written by Simple Mom Tsh, she shares her scheduling process as well as schedules from others — including Emily from Chatting at the Sky.
2. Create Margin in Your Life — we can all use margin in our lives as there is never enough time to breathe peacefully and enjoy what we love. Michael Hyatt describes margin in his life and give a great example of his “ideal week” schedule. My visual personality needed to see this!
4. Stop Working Harder — you need to check out this great website Habit Chef by Kendra Kinnison! Full of great recipes for success for faith fueled women. Kendra’s 1000 profiles project is a great resource.
5. My Morning Routine in 10 Simple Steps — take a look in to this writer’s morning schedule. Jeff Goins who just released a best-seller “Wrecked” offers great steps for creating that morning routine remembering that we are all different with different needs and personalities. Jeff also lists greats resources and articles from 5 others.
I hope you’ll take charge of the days before you realizing they are a precious gift!
Do you have a routine that works?
Please share in the comments so we can all learn. I’m all in to cheating and copying what works! It’s true – just ask my high school teachers.