I sat down this weekend and really took a hard look at where I am in regard to my goals and priorities. Let’s just say I’m not where I want to be. My extreme stress levels and bad habits are taking a toll on my body, from aches to trouble sleeping to anxiety attacks. My scattered mind is struggling to focus on anything for more than a few minutes at a time. I have a lot of good things going – family, teaching children’s church, school, writing, and more – but I realized that some of the best things – like my times with God and my workouts - are slipping away from me.
It’s time to re-prioritize some things. For me, that means time with God and time to work out are essential to every single day. I’ve been struggling lately with old issues that I thought I’d moved past. As I wondered why, it dawned on me that my time with God has gotten shorter and shorter as the past few weeks have rolled by. No wonder I’m struggling! My fitness routine has totally gone by the wayside. I’m six months away from graduating as a dental hygienist – a physically demanding job (and mentally exhausting while I’m in school!). If I don’t make sure I am healthy and fit, I may not have a long career.
My goals for this week are simple: (1) Daily time with God (2) Exercise 3 days (3) Write most days - I'm shooting for every day, but I know that's not always going to happen. I’m going to start simple and stay simple. The biggest change will be that I want to eventually work out 5-6 days a week. I'm pinning workouts and checking out YouTube - it won't happen without planning!