Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Saying Yes- or No...



This picture has been me lately- so when I went back and reread Holley's "assignment" for the week I just shook my head and chuckled- because obviously God is trying to get my attention.  So, here goes...




Anyway, Holley's challenge was to identify the one thing/things/person/people we can say "no" to in order to head toward fulfilling our dream.  My "thing" is silly in a way- it's TV.  When I get home after a long day I tend to plop down in my chair and turn on the tv and get lost in my work.  The thing is- the tv distracts me and I end up not getting done nearly what I need to.  So, my goal, is, throughout the work week, I will not turn on the tv (other than Biggest Loser on Mondays) until I have completed what needs to be done.  The work week is the biggest thing for me- because then I leave it all for the weekend which then leads to overwhelmed and having to say no to people (friends) for lunch and such because of unfinished work (obviously I already say no to people and since the only other thing taking up time is my full time job that I can't say no to that left this "thing").  This is huge for me- and would appreciate your prayers in this.



So, as I take this next step- I just pray that this will help with the time management of my job/classes/future steps toward my dream.

8 comments:

Betty said...

Oh Tami, this is good thoughts. Appreciate your honesty, so I will be honest. I tend to do the same as you... with TV and reading. I have gotten lazy since we returned to the states. Living in an undeveoped country takes a lot of time just, well, living. Without TV, I worked more on developing relationships. Without fast foods and Lay's potatoes chips I lost 15 pounds, which I found quickly after returning to the states. Will be praying for you...would appreciate your prayers too. Blessings

Tami said...

Betty- thank you for your prayers and encouragement. I know that it is a hindrance in my time management so that's the first thing I need to manage. I will be praying.

Bill (cycleguy) said...

As you know, I watch only two shows with any regularity- NCIS and Person of Interest. Watching TV is not my downfall. Doing my puzzles can be although I try to have DVDs playing. But I have to be careful because i can so involved in the puzzle I stay up too late or let go some things that need done. Have not done one in 2 weeks because i had some reading/reviews I needed to do. Anyway, so glad you are making this choice. Love you much. You already know I pray for you.

Tami said...

Dad- it's a rough one- it's my "downtime" but I am behind on some things for work and know that I need to get a handle on it. Love you too

LetsTalkAndWalk said...

Great thoughts Tami! I could certainly cut some TV out of my week also! Thoughts and prayers for your time management! I know you can do it!

Caitlin Helsel said...

Good for you, love! You figured out what you needed to say no to, and you're doing it! I hope you still have some time at the end of the day to unwind, though...always helps to soothe before trying to sleep!

Tami said...

Glenneth- thanks for the thoughts and prayers. When it started becoming the first thing I did- I knew it was time :)

Tami said...

Caitlyn- I usually end up in bed with my iPad before I go to sleep. I take a quick breeze through pinterest or play songpop before bed :)