For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Maximize Your Morning Challenge: Week 4


This post is late in the week, but I had a pretty busy week.

So we are at week 4 of the Maximize Your Morning Challenge. How is everyone doing?

On my part, I am still trying to keep pushing myself. I am still waking up in the 7ish time slot (still not quite the 6:30 I had aimed for), but that's because I have not mastered the going to sleep earlier part.

The Bible reading is going fine. The prayer calendar is not quite up but definitely in the cogitating stages. Hopefully it will be up next week.

The exercise, well, let's not talk about that one. I will try to work on that one the rest of this week.

This week is about Creating a Planning Routine.

  1. Create a Master Calendar with all your events and responsibilities: I have a couple of these. One around the desk area, and one around the dining area.



  1. Make a Master To Do List - get your to do list out of your brain and onto paper (or pixel): I am a list doer but I never follow them. This is another area where I need to follow the plan. This is another challenge for me this week.



  1. Select 3-5 recipes to make each week: My husband makes a menu every week. Blessed me!



  1. Print out the Daily Overview (or make your own) and fill it out each day: Ok that one I will have to work on.It is closely related to #2. In the past I have printed a few of those and filled in some areas, but never actually followed through using them. Let's see if that is something that I will be able to implement. They have been printed, so see you next Monday to see a picture of them.


So that's it for this week. Even though I am not doing as well as I would hope, I am not discouraged because I know the measure of success is not as much what we accomplish  as  how faithful we are to the task. Yet again, I will say the key is not to give up and pressing towards the goal, trusting God for his grace. Habits are hard to change!

Make sure to visit So I married a mennonite to read of other following this challenge.

1 comment:

Allysgrandma said...

Listen, you are homeschooling!! I do not know how you all do it. So you are not perfect in your Maximizing Your Mornings yet. Neither am I, but I am keeping on it! Good luck!

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