How to break bad routines and move forward in productivity.
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When the days get heavy, mornings are dark and we can’t seem to get out of our own way–it’s time. Time to take your day back! Time to step into discomfort, be intentional and make a game plan. We have to ask ourselves, do we want to live our lives intentionally or do we want our lives to just have a mindless routine?
The word of God says in Psalm 144:4, “Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.” At times, it may seem as though our days, months or years are going slow but according to this passage, this life is lived short. Your days are numbered, friends! Tomorrow is not promised to us. Pick yourself up off the floor of disappointment and let a wave of perspective wash over you.
Every day is full of choices. Choices to live in a dark cloud of negativity or hold your head high in expectancy. We can choose to dwell on what we don’t have, or look at life through a lens of gratitude. The act of choosing is an action. It means it will take effort! Our best life will not just fall into our laps, let’s be honest. We have the power to make an impact with every given day BUT impact requires action.
What changes realistically need to happen in our lives- today- so that tomorrow is not just “another day” stuck in routine?
The first thing out of your mouth in the morning should be words of gratitude. The simple act of starting with a grateful heart can propel the day in the right direction and full of joy.
“Gratitude sustains joy.” – Pastor Josh
Go for a walk! Physical health is important and will boost morale and productivity. Even 20 minutes of movement a day will make a difference.
Rest is best. An adequate amount of sleep is required to fully recharge for the next day. Your overall health depends on it. Even going to bed 30 minutes earlier can make all the difference.
Your Heavenly Father desires for you to live in the fullness of his love. Ephesians 3:19 says, “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” Today is the day, friends. You are loved too much to let this life pass you by.