Where to Start When Starting Over [Part 1]

I have to admit how weird it feels to write again. I’ve been away for a couple of months because of the many things I was tending to.

At first it was because of a conference that happened last August. Then it became about work, women from my small group, family matters, singles ministry, helping a couple of friends, and the list goes on. Before I knew it, everything snowballed into this pile of “stuff” I had to attend to.

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Finding God in Busyness

I’ve got a major event coming up in August, and even as early as now, I’m already fighting for some time to still write. So from now up to August, the only time I can find to think about my articles is when I’m in the restroom. Not very inspiring, I know.

I once heard that busyness is one threat to our spirituality. I instantly thought, okay great the lesson here is to never make yourself too busy. After that, I dismissed busyness as evil, to the point where I was already apologizing in advance to God for the months ahead.

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Two Habits We Never Outgrow

I have to admit that writing on busyness made me reflect a lot about how I spent my time. I wanted to change, but at the problem was, I didn’t know just how to. So I sat down with a colleague of mine who was gifted in strategizing and analyzing data. I laid out all the set commitments I had, and all the tasks I wanted to include in the week.

At the end of it, not only did I gain a saner mind when it came to managing my time, the exercise also allowed me to get a picture of the things I could do to improve other parts of my life. Charles Duhigg in “The Power of Habit” describes these as a keystone habit. If you fix that one keystone habit, then this dominoes into fixing the other habits tied to it. The key is to figure out what they are in your life.

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