Your 24. How do you spend it?
God has gifted us with 24 hours in every day. He has also gifted us with free will so we get to decide how we spend our 24 hours each and every day.
I know there have been times when I would look around and see people who had accomplished amazing things, become successful, created a healthy lifestyle and seemed to be so on track. I often wondered how they were able to do it especially with life being so busy most of the time.
Then the time came when I finally discovered their secret sauce. The way they accomplished amazing things, how they became successful, how they created and stuck with a healthy lifestyle. I'd like to share that secret sauce with you as well so you can begin to turn your life around, so you can give yourself that second chance.
The secret is all in your daily routine. Yup, that's it no big, long, complicated explanation needed. What you do or don't do daily determines the life you live, the things you accomplish, the routine lifestyle your in, etc.
The word to remember here is consistency! Consistency is key, I encourage you not to underestimate the power of staying consistent.
Let me share an example with you. I committed to a prayer challenge with a group of women for 31 days. So for 31 days I read prayers from a book + added my own, answered the three prompts at the end of each prayer and kept in touch with my accountability partner. Every single day for 31 days! That is the most consistent time period I've ever given to God.
It did not go unnoticed by God either. I went into the challenge with zero expectations but that did not stop Him from pouring out His love, grace, mercy, kindness, wisdom, understanding, and clarity into my life. I am still seeing Him work in me and my life since committing to changing my daily routine and giving Him more time (which He definitely deserves).
So I challenge you to look at what you do with your 24 hours each day. On average how does your day go? What time do you wake up, get out of bed, and get moving? How much time are you spending alone with God? How much time is spent cleaning or picking up your house? How much time is spent watching T.V, Netflix, of Facebooking? Are you going out to eat or cooking? The questions could go on and on but I'm sure you get the idea. What are you doing daily?
If you are wanting to change any area of your life you must first know how you spend your 24 hours. You must know where you're putting your energy. You must paint a clear picture for yourself in order for you to see where changes can be made. You need to know where you are right then and there.
For example, let's say you have been wanting to get up earlier each day for whatever reason. You would want to look at what time you typically go to bed. Most of the time you hit snooze the next day because you went to bed late the night before. It also takes time for your body to become accustomed to the changes to your daily routine. So in the beginning, it's not uncommon that you will struggle with not hitting snooze and getting up like you planned. But after a few weeks, it does become easier.
Think about it like this. Each time you hit snooze and oversleep you are basically telling your desires that they aren't worth it. That extra 30 minutes of sleep is far more important than any of your dreams. Don't settle for instant gratification when you have big dreams that are worth changing for. Because when you begin to change your daily routine your dreams become your reality.
I want to help you accomplish your dreams which means I want to help you become aware of your daily routine. So I created a FREE workbook just for you. I've filled it with amazing questions that will help you have realizations and other sections that will help you set up your new routine. It's fillable so you can download it and start right away or print it off and hand write your answers. All you have to do is fill out the info below and the workbook will be on it's way to you!
Until next time...
Blessings, Love & Gratitude,