In January, I made an Absolute Yes List.
Years ago, my list helped me to make decisions on how to use my time wisely. I got the idea from a book by Cheryl Richardson. Here's how it works.
Make a list of five things that are non-negotiables for you, yet often get pushed to the back burner. Live by this list. Focus on living out your Yes list and saying No to distractions and diversions.
Of course, life happens and some days crisis and responsibilities take precedence. Facebook is not a crisis or responsibility! :) Don't let social media or Netflix overtake your Yes, unless it makes the list.
1. My time with the Lord every morning.
3. Write & Create
4. Clear space in my home
5. Important Realtionships
January was a tough month for me. Physical Therapy and health dominated my thoughts. Yet I made progress in my Yes List.
1. Somedays my quiet time was limited but for the most part, constant.
2. This is the area I fell short in. I made steps toward doing better by purchasing a FITBIT which I set up yesterday. Fingers crossed I get back to the gym.
3. I finished and submitted my manuscript plus a lot of extras to go along with it. I also spent an afternoon creating an art journal page, my first in years!
4. My office doubles as my Pray/Write/Create area. Last Saturday I spent hours weeding out and organizing. Yay!
5. This is a tough one. I found myself hibernating because of my weariness from pain and the weather. We made it to church New Years Day. We did travel to my granddaughter's 21st birthday, which was a lot of fun! I made myself reach out and phone friends I knew were having a rough time. Improvement needed for sure.
I take comfort in the words Holy Spirit whispered to me on Monday.
I order your steps.
Psalm 37:23 tells me He guards, directs, establishes and delights in my steps, depending on which translation you read.
The Amplified Translation adds "He blesses my path."
This path I am walking through the wilderness is blessed. I am resting on this promise.