Happy Wednesday friends.
I’ll admit that I’m dragging this morning. I went to sleep around 9PM last night but was wide awake at midnight not feeling great and hardly slept until my alarm went off at 3:50AM for work. According to my fitbit I got about 3 1/2 hours of sleep, so yeah I’m feeling it right now, but that’s ok. I’m hoping to get some things crossed off of my to-do list when I get home so I can get in bed early to try to make up this lacking sleep.
Prompt | Something you hope for.
Something I hope for may seem simple to some; I hope for fulfillment. I hope for fulfillment in my spiritual life, in my marriage, in my self esteem, in my friendships/relationships with others, in my physical state, in my down time and in my busy time. I recognize this can often feel unrealistic because life ebbs and flows, but I’m learning more and more about the perspective I keep and how it affects my mood/choices/actions.
I believe that in hope there has to be action so I figured I would make a quick little snip bit of how I can take each of these categories and turn those hopes into tangible actions.
Spiritual Life – A long time ago someone once told me sometimes feelings follow the actions. Meaning that if you’re not feeling connected sometimes going through the motions helps those feelings to find their way back in. There is also a benefit and reward for schedule/habits and I need to bring Jesus back into my schedule and habits. I need quiet time in the Word, time spent praying intentionally over situations and people, and true worship. I need more life-giving conversations vs life-depleting.
Marriage – While this is a little harder with Eddie currently geobatching I know that we have to be mindful.
Self Esteem – The only way I see making practical changes here is speaking truth and kindness over myself.
Friendships / Relationships – Fulfillment will come with investment in this situation. I need to make time to pour into each of the women that God has put into my life to make these friendships thrive.
Physical State – Food. Food. Food. Physical activity / working out has NEVER been an issue for me, but food, that has always been a struggle. I am a complete over-eating and my portion sizes are out of control. I need to start tracking my food again and getting re-antiquated with what true portion sizes are.
Downtime / Busy Time – Your girl needs to unplug and unwind when there is downtime. I’m the most guilty of “working” while hanging out watching TV. I’ll have my laptop open and be looking at companies / brands, responding to emails, trying to find inspiration, etc. I need to just start putting that stuff to the side and be mindful and present in my downtime. In my busy time I need to focus on tasks at hand and give it my full attention.
What is something you find yourself hoping for?