Wow. So, after publishing last week’s post about staying the course, I got attacked by life. I’ve seen all of it coming on the horizon for weeks, but it just all came to a head at once this past week. My gall bladder has been acting up and necessitated four unscheduled hours at the doctor (plus a few hours of being sick). Surgery is likely in the next couple of months. My grandmother has passed from this life into her next life with her heavenly Father. Family time has become a priority. All this (and more that I won’t get into) in just a week! So alterations have been necessary, but I will get back on track.
Lessons learned from this past week:
The importance of sticking to a schedule that’s written in pencil! There are a lot of eraser marks in my planner this week, but it’s been my lifeline. My priorities are written for each day so I know what MUST be accomplished, and I write them in my day. Every effort is made to cross off those musts, yet I realize my number one priority is my faith and family and I’m not going to fret if something doesn’t get crossed off the list. I’ve also rescheduled many appointments to make more time. I determine my “musts” by asking is this income-producing activity, and if so, how time-critical is it?
Also, I’m planning cardio activity in my schedule. Some form of exercise is essential to burn off all this stress! I’m increasing my nutritional supplements with adaptogens to help my body better cope with the additional stress and I’m trying to get enough sleep. Despite my best efforts, I have come down with a cold, but it’s been manageable.
Most importantly, I realize I can’t do this by myself. I lean on God to provide me with strength and discernment to know what I can do with His help and what to let go.
Do you have any tips that help you when the world seems to be crashing in on you? I’d love to hear them!