Wednesday, March 31, 2010
A Great Big Mess
Some of this comes down to basic self-discipline. This has always been a struggle for me in my personal life. I have struggled with discipline in the area of devotions, eating, exercising, staying on top of household chores, and much more. I just don't feel like doing things, and so I won't do them! Isn't that bad? I let things get out of hand because I don't want to take the time to fix them. Then it gets too overwhelming.
This is an area that God has been convicting me of lately. I want to honor God with my time, and I haven't been. I would much rather take a nap or read the newspaper than clean up the great big mess in the kitchen. I would much rather make a mess than clean it up. I would much rather go run errands than deal with a disorganized office. I see the effects of this, and it is not good. It even makes my family suffer. I was talking with my husband about it last night and he gently reminded me that when I am chaotic, my kids feel chaotic too. When I can't find things, I run late, and I lose my patience. When the house is a wreck, it does not make for a peaceful environment to live in. Every time I start cleaning, my kids automatically ask "who is coming over?" You know that's not good! :)
I don't know where to start. But here are the areas I want to improve:
-Waking up earlier
-Spending time with God
-Keeping on top of the laundry
-Keeping the house clean
-Having set "work" times so I'm not working all throughout the day
All of these take self-discipline. I know that this starts in the heart and moves outward. Maybe you guys can help me. Do you have any tips that help you be more organized at home or with your time? I'm sure you have areas too that you want to be more self-disciplined in. Where do we begin?
Posted by Jaimie at 11:31 AM