Do Something

Confession: the new year is always a great time to look forward and plan for the year ahead, but in all honesty, I haven’t had time to start looking forward, I’m still trying to catch up on falling behind in 2012.  Eventually, I will have a New Year’s post to share, but until then, enjoy a New Year’s post from 2012….

So yesterday, I shared one of two the theme words I’m claiming for 2012.  Ready for number two?  Do. Something.  

I realize for many their words might more closely resemble rest, take a break, or breathe, but for me, there are areas in my life that I convinced myself that I need at least 1-2 hours to actually make it worth while: cleaning my house, exercising, spending time with God, writing thank you notes….the list could go on and on.

The problem is that I never manage to chisel out the golden hour (who really wants to make time to clean?), and all of these little projects are swallowed up and never completed.

Rather that sitting around feeling like a failure in a messy house with flabby thighs, I want to be intentional about stealing minutes when I can and making the most of my time throughout the day.

Have you ever had fifteen minutes before you needed to leave the house (this isn’t typical for my, since I tend to run late, but just go with me…)  Usually, if I have fifteen minutes to kill, I’ll pop open the computer, bounce around, and pretty much do absolutely nothing.

But fifteen minutes is more time than you might think— it’s great for putting away clothes on the floor, clearing off your kitchen counter, squeezing in a 10 minute pilate session (thanks to this DVD), writing a thank you note, starting a load of laundry, sending an encouraging note or text to a friend, or pausing to read a Psalm or Jesus Calling.  You can’t do them all, but you can at least do one!

15 minutes isn’t much, but it’s something.  And something is far superior to nothing.

Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.
Colossians 3:17 (MSG)

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