There is no excuse for sitting around. We all need down time, but there are so many productive ways to use that down time that it is a wonder the television was invented at all. If it were not for my own enjoyment of Dr. Who and Robin Hood then I would probably have my satellite turned off tomorrow. If I follow through with my own schedule, I may turn it off for lack of use anyway!
This morning I made a list of all the things that I want to accomplish in and around our home â€“ from cleaning out the bedroom to creating seating around the yard (and most everything you can think of in between). My goal is to have a home, yard and space that is not just ready for guests but that actually draws guests to share in our blessings.
The initial list was rather short â€“ just very basic goals. The long list is the objectives that I will use to reach those goals. I didnâ€™t break them down by tasks, but rather by time. If I have five minutes I can . . . if I have fifteen minutes I can . . . and so on until I got all the way through a full day.
I was amazed at how simple it was to make a list of things I could do with just five minutes. Itâ€™s almost embarrassing that I havenâ€™t been doing them. Itâ€™s not like they are difficult or painful. Instead they are simply things I put off until later. It seems that procrastination has found yet another way to eat my time.
Reaching my goals will only come with one step forward at a time. Using my time all day every day to get to these goals will not just make my home more enjoyable but it will make my relationships with my children and husband better and it will help me create a whole new level of success in my writing.
What are your goals? What are you willing to do to reach them today?