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.
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.