The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - ActiveRain Challenge

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

This post is an entry to Debbie Reynolds The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Challenge.

Start With The Good

Although I'm not as consistent as I'd like to be, my days usually begin with Our Daily Bread around 4:45 am, followed by scripture reading and meditation.  That time of the morning is the quietest time of the entire day and I can read, pray and meditate without distractions, unless I'm extremely preoccupied with something else, but even that just leads me to more to reasons to indulge in prayer.  A few days ago, I discovered a Bible Gateway series called "Scripture Engagement" and while I haven't nestled down with it yet, I'm looking forward to this expansion of my morning ritual.  Good can't get any better than starting with the Good Book.

The Bad

I really stink at time management with regard to developing a habit.  When I buckle down and make up my mind that I'm going to do better and get a handle on it, it's usually short-lived.  I find that if I don't put something on my calendar or set a reminder, then it's something that I either never get around to or don't get around to it as expedient as I'd like.  Then, of course, there are some things that I put on my calendar that I just simply ignore when the time comes to completing the task or whatever the event may be.  I put it off five minutes, then 10 minutes, then an hour or so and at the end of the day if I haven't completed the task, I roll it over to the next day.  Needless to say, those are things that never get done.  But hey, trying to get a handle on time management on a periodic basis is better than not trying at all.  Hopefully the next time, it will stick like glue.

The Ugly Always Rears Its Head

I don't spend nearly enough time dedicated to me for the sake of rejuvenation, peacefulness, pleasant relaxation and adding a little flair in my life.  I've always been the type of person that just has to have something to do to keep busy.  Rarely do I simply take time to smell the roses.  And while that may not seem as ugly to someone else as it does to me, it becomes even more important as I get older.  It's ironic that the ugly involves not enjoying the beauty of smelling the roses as much as I should.  I'm going to do better.

That Debbie Reynolds sure knows how to challenge us doesn't she.

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Charita

I enjoyed reading your post. I sure get what you had to say about not taking enough time to stop and smell the roses. Getting better at this overall, especially when it comes to my family time!! Keep working on that time management - it's an issue many of us have!

Jeff

Oct 03, 2017 07:23 AM #1
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Charita Cadenhead
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I'm a work in progress Jeff. Thanks for commenting.

Oct 03, 2017 07:31 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good molrning Charita. Most of us are works in progress. I enjoyed reading about you.

Oct 03, 2017 08:23 AM #3
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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I think its great that you get up so early to meditate and read your Bible.  I wish I could get up that early and start reading my scriptures.  Like you I need to take the time and rejuvenate me. I plan to start yoga classes soon and I know this will help as I am getting older and can feel  the need for taking care of my body.

Oct 03, 2017 07:25 PM #4
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Charita Cadenhead
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I guess you're right about that Sheila.

Rebecca developing a consistent habit of getting up and studying has been a challenge but I'm finally at a point where it's more out of desire than some sense of duty and that's great for me.  Yoga sounds like a great start.  I've often thought about that.  I really hope that works well for you.

Oct 04, 2017 05:41 AM #5
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Debbie Reynolds
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Hi Charita, You have been so open and honest and that is refreshing. Thanks for bearing your soul and I think you are an awesome person.  

Oct 10, 2017 04:40 PM #6
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Charita Cadenhead
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Thanks Debbie and thanks for the challenge too.

Oct 11, 2017 05:09 AM #7
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Charita Cadenhead - I really appreciate your candor and honesty. Like yourself, I start my day with morning prayer and meditation. It's the only way I could get through the day. As far as your challenge with rejuvenation and renewal goes, I once struggled with it too. But then, when I started, I found it gave me more time and devotion to my faith in beautiful settings in many different parts of the world. And by doing this, I found beauty in diversity with landscape and people. 

Nov 01, 2017 08:06 AM #8
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Charita Cadenhead
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Patricia I recently started a practice called Spiritual Engagement and it has really changed the my experience. I call it my way of having a meeting with God “in” the word.

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Happy Friday Charita 

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