I am a lover of lists, goals and planning. Sadly, I hardly ever follow through with my initial plans, often taking many detours, procrastinating and forgetting the little things I want to do/enjoy in-between. I can be intensely focused on something, channeling all my energy towards completing a to-do item, achieving a goal. In all my list-making, I realize now that I had lost myself by being focused more on results, than the joy of working towards something. Then I read an amazing book sent from God straight to my stressed-out heart (review later this week :))
I am a recovering people-pleaser, taskmaster and perfectionist.
I still like making lists, but they are less dry and more delicious: more joy-filled, topped with extra grace.
Example: see below!
What to buy my friend for her birthday
Making a good financial plan
My exercise routine for tomorrow
All week I have thought about how lucky I am to be a daughter of the King, my loving heavenly father. Everywhere I look these days, I am swept away by His constant reminders of His love for me.
The Fault in our Stars
The whirring of a fan
Television in the distance
Bethany Joy Galeotti (One man to love)
old reruns of reality shows
Fun lighthearted movies (Pitch Perfect, The other woman)
Beautiful books from wonderful women of God
A weekend of rest
A cuddle from my adopted doggie
Projects successfully completed at work
I am looking forward to a week free of scary lists (only absolutely essential things will be recorded), deadlines and general anxiety. I hope to spend more time with God this week, learning and growing into the woman He wants me to be.
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