I am starting this post at 11:50 PM on Friday !!! How could I forget it was Friday?! :-)
Well, not looking at my daily to-do list might be one reason. haha
It's been a long week of thinking about GOD and how He fits into our lives. I wish it was easy. We tend to think GOD is responsible for everything that happens to us. I think there is some kind of separation between cause and effect, but I haven't fully decided what it is.
I've been getting up in the very early morning for a couple days... to care for some chickens where I live. Summers mean early light and late dark. Hard to dothese days as a senior. :-) I need the weekend to recover! :-) I also used the time for some yardwork. The puppies where I live and the heat. The chickens in the heat. Sorting my room, my supplies. And trying to make plans to reach my goals.
Everything takes time. I find it hard to spend, so I am looking for ways to get the right things done... the 80:20 Rule I shared about.
One time I decided that tithing time meant using 2.4 hours for my time with GOD and spiritual activities. Maybe Bible time and prayer. I tried it, but it was a job just to keep track of what I considered GOD time. It fell by the wayside... but is still part of my thoughts when I am working on my planning activities.
One time I worked out the average schedule and needs of a person by the day and by the week. I ended up with what we call our work week. I was trying to decide how much time I would have to build my business. We have to eat and sleep and do the dishes and take showers and shop and lots of other daily tasks just to live. I was actually amazed that the only time left was a traditional work week. When I saw that, I also saw that goals need time that we don't always have, and how do we change our lives to do the things that need to get done...
I am still looking for that answer.
Today I found another idea for saving money. I was at YouTube and found a video about using envelopes to save about $5K over a year using just 100 envelopes numbered 1 to 100. It's easy to save the small amounts, but the larger ones are a big issue with my budget. Still, it makes the process different and more achievable. I think I will try some version of it. (There was also the 51-week challenge.)
Money has always been a large hurdle for me. It will change my ability to reach my crafting and ministry goals. I will be excited if I can save that much money. Probably in 2022, but sooner if I can.
You might like to watch this video. I shared it at my Patreon post. It is about goals. It helped me to remember the best ideas for reaching my goals. It is part of my thoughts today, now, and until I can find the right things to list on my daily sheet, and do.
Let me know if you think they are good for doing.
Deborah Martin, work2gather.us