Picture the future:
Here I am, wise in my years,
Sitting in a rocking chair
Speaking to my younger fears
And I have so much to share
If only time could be called back
And I could live without regret
To work on that with which I lack
That which, now, my body won’t let
I would strengthen my core
And spend more time in prayer
Every day I’d do more
To let others know I care
Here are the goals I would share
To my younger self
There is always time to spare
To seek God’s will and help
What are you afraid of?
Progress involves faith
Answer your fears with love
You have doubts to face
Do not hesitate
To work for that goal
Do what motivates
Invest in your soul
Sorry, this is a bit of self-talk and reflection. I am going back to school and need to focus on getting through this difficult time. There is always something due or a test to study for. Yikes.
Picture what you will be doing in your old years. What do you need to do today to help your older years? What is your body telling you to do? Stretch out? work out? visit someone? What are you avoiding?
Whys and Hows
Let go of what is stopping you-
Why? Fear- spending money (on school) and of failure/rejection
How? Stop wasting time on the internet. Be mindful of time. Write down dailies
Get up a little earlier-
Why? Prepared, on top of things, following priorities.
How? Go to bed by 10:00. Read the scriptures with new purpose. Write out daily goals.
Why? Every little bit adds up. What is read early has time to sink in.
How? Keep papers/ books with you and make flashcards/CDs for walks.
Take care of your body-
Why? Better energy, less stress, more flexibility.
How? Know your stress pattern of running for junk food when you get home. Alternates? Do belly time stretches.