Monday, September 2, 2013

September Challenge: Week one

Last week I wrote this post about a September Challenge that I was starting for myself, and invited all of you to join in for the month of September and a week after.

For this first week of September the thing to work on is to Learn to love work and avoid idleness.

For me, sometimes this really is a hard thing to do. I started practicing this last week by putting my phone in my drawer at work so it wasn't a temptation for me when things got slow. That I could work on other things when I had nothing to do.

I get off work at 2:30, and it is so easy to come home, fix myself some lunch and plop myself down on the couch and do nothing for the rest of the evening, when I have lists of things that I would like to get done.

So this week, whatever you need to do to keep yourself moving and going, do it. The Lord doesn't want us to be idle. Idle bodes are the devils playground. Make lists, put notes on mirrors, be doing something.

If you need a rest, obviously take a rest.

but organize the closet that you've been wanting to. Fix the holes in the huge stack of jeans for your husband. Dust those places that you've been avoiding for a while. It will make you feel so much better when you know that you have accomplished what you've wanted to in the day.
Plus it will help you sleep better at night.

Take pictures, and share with me at the end of the week how you did!

Happy Labor day, all.

Ready, set, Go!

1 comment:

  1. I kind of have the opposite problem. I don't rest enough. There's always too much to do. I'm running a marathon on the 14th so my goal the next 2 weeks is to actually rest more. Trying to run while completely exhausted has about done me in during training. We'll see if I can do it.


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