The past few weeks have been very challenging for me. I have dealt with health issues, stress, and numerous other things that have complicated life. However, there comes a point when you have to make decision to organize your thoughts to help change your perspective. This week I have made a decision, once and for all, to take my thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ (a daily effort)! In that effort, I realized that not only do I need to read my Bible in a way that helps me to attack my areas of weakness, but I also need to make my environment a better haven for my thoughts to be obedient to God. Therefore, I will be “cleaning house”. Please join me in this journey if you are ready to clean up your humble abode.
My Personal Goals for Organizing My Mind:
1. Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night. I have noticed that when I allow my self to get this amount of rest, I have a better ability to be mentally focused.
2. Make sure to schedule at least an hour a day for exercise. Honestly, the past few months have not been the greatest for me in terms of exercise. As a result, I have felt the effects of it. My body has been achy and I have gained a few pounds back. My goal is to walk on the treadmill and use the elliptical machine so that I don’t put too much pressure on my joints.
3. Make sure to set a list of To Dos and actually do them. This is usually where I have the most difficulty. There are so many things to accomplish in a day, however if I don’t focus on what needs to get done, somehow the time slips by. If I have my goals laid out clearly in my mind, I am more likely to accomplish them. Plus, there is a feeling of accomplishment when I am able to physically see tasks crossed off of my list. For some reason, it gives me more motivation…I guess I am a visual learner!
4. Reduce the amount of negativity around me by not watching so much of the news. Granted, I need to know about some of the things that are going on in the world around me, but I need to shut off the TV when they start talking about the most recent tragedy that just occurred. I have even noticed that there are certain TV shows that I am drawn to that focus on criminal activity…and yes they are interesting, but the images really do penetrate my mind and can lead to a depressed perspective on life if I allow them to.
I hope that I can be productive and successful in these endeavors!