Plan Your Day

I hope your weekend was restful and rejuvenating. Our weekend was filled with the details of running a yard sale to raise funds for our adoption. It was a blessing, but also exhausting! I slept through the entire Green Bay Packer win Sunday afternoon, but it was a much needed nap for this preggo mama. 

How often do you have high hopes that this will be the week  you will live with more intention & margin, only to find yourself at the end of Monday looking back on your day and finding that you spent most of your day rushing from one urgent thing to the next? Do you give yourself grace and start over on Tuesday? Or do you give up and think  you’ll be intentional next week?

I hope you give yourself grace and see each day as a new day.

This Monday, I want to share a tool to help us live with more focus on what really matters each day.

I have used the Daily Docket from Tsh Oxenreider, simplemom.net, over the past year to help me stay focused throughout the day. I am by nature a list maker and I love to check things off of it, but all too often I put so many tasks on my daily list that feel overwhelmed and give up on what’s important and use the television to hide.

What I love about Tsh’s daily docket is  she gives me a top 3 list to complete for the day. She writes on the docket, “If I get these done, everything else is gravy.” Having my top 3 tasks gives me focus on what is most important for the day and it reminds me that I am not superwoman and cannot complete everything in one day…no matter how much I’d love to.

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What I have also found is when I have a plan for the day, I don’t waste as much time in front of my television or computer screen. I know what I want to focus on and I have a clear plan to do it.

Today, I want to encourage you to use this tool, or your own daily docket, this week to help you focus on what is important.

And remember to use this tool as a means to see the gifts God has given you in your everyday life. Slow down. Laugh. Be thankful. Be intentional.

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