So, my word for the year has been Balance and I truly have been working to get there and stay there. It's the staying that's the hardest and I wasn't quite sure why or how to fix it until this past week. I was working my way through a Bible Study (Weigh Less 2 Feed More) and came across the question about Jesus being the key element to a balanced life. And then it asked what do I think Jesus wants to take away and add for balance. One word- OUCH... That stepped on the toes a bit- gets a little personal (I actually wanted to skip that question) 😉. I actually was able to write down my add right away- more consistent time with Him and more consistent exercise (and understanding that by doing that I am honoring Him). The take away was harder and actually took me a couple of extra days. Then came the day I came home and did my RevWellTV workout and after it was over- I knew.
You see, one of my "whines" (aka excuses) has been time- that I get up too early as it is and come and work later. But when I really looked at it- I was not working. I would sit down with the intention of working but then I would get sucked into my email, Facebook, poking around the internet, etc. When- in reality- if I came home and worked out first- I would still have time to "work".
So, with that in mind I knew it was time to answer the question- the thing that needs to be taken away is my time on electronic devices- mainly my computer. I need to read more (I have a stack of books that I keep adding to); I need to exercise more; etc. With that in mind I had to make an evening schedule so I can be intentional.
My workout schedule will follow RevWellTV's calendar as closely as possible (my rest days and some of the workouts may need adjusted) and I may switch some things around but it's what I need to do. Work nights will tentatively (based on the week's schedule) be Tuesday and Thursday. Other than that I will be setting a timer to better control the amount of time spent on the computer.
There are more takeaways to address but this was the biggest- the others have to do with setting goals which is a post in progress...