Six simple rituals:
1. Drink a glass of water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so you’re naturally dehydrated in the morning. A glass of water when you wake helps start your day fresh.
2. Define your top 3. Every morning ask yourself, “What are the top three most important tasks that I will complete today?” Prioritizes your day accordingly and don’t sleep until the Top 3 are complete.
3. The 50/10 Rule. Solo-task and do more faster by working in 50/10 increments. Use a timer to work for 50 minutes on only one important task with 10 minute breaks in between. Spend your 10 minutes getting away from your desk, going outside, calling friends, meditating, or grabbing a glass of water.
4. Move and sweat daily. Regular movement keeps us healthy and alert. It boosts energy and mood, and relieves stress.
5. Express gratitude. Gratitude fosters happiness. Each morning, think of at least five things you’re thankful for. In times of stress, pause and reflect on these things.
6. Reflect daily. Bring closure to your day through 10 minutes of reflection. Asks yourself, “What went well?” and “What needs improvement?”"
I am running on 4 hours of sleep, and I drove 9 hours in the pouring rain, I’m quickly falling asleep. But I felt like I should answer this question.
Isn’t it interesting how we fear what we think we will never have? You asked if God will come through with your desires, but what if it’s not about our desires? What if it’s about God’s desire for us.
When we come before God and say “Lord, take my plans and do as You will.” What we are doing is not only doing what we are called to do, which is to give up our lives for Christ, but we are surrendering our fears. We are trusting God that His will is best, and that the past was never meant to be a hope for the future. Our only hope is found in Christ, and He makes that hope come alive when He leads us in the right direction.
We will fail many times in this journey, and we will experience many hardships and suffering, but ultimately we will be experiencing Christ daily; and when we have looked back on this adventure, we will see how beautiful that truly is.
So put aside your fears, put aside the notion that connection with another is the highest goal, because our highest goal is communion with God! And that is always possible.
So, I understand the wonder and beauty of sharing life with someone, but when we make that idea our savior, we end up crushed and alone. Christ is the relationship that mends all relationships, He is the only person our souls truly long for. Until you make His desires more important than your own, you will never truly understand how important He is to you.
Surrender your wants today, and partake in the wonderful and boundless love of Christ; because that is what we are actually called to do.