31 Days of Quality Time :: Day 4, A Rhythm

Thursday, October 4, 2012

{This post is part of a series. To start from the beginning, click here.}

Some of my clearest thoughts come when I first wake up in the morning. This morning, after thinking, "Ouch . . . I'm sore from exercising," a few words entered my head:

I'm looking for a daily rhythm.

More than a schedule, these days need something that looks like routine, something that is expected. Naps and Quiet Time are over - much as I've tried to save them. Their absence has left me in a lurch. But now I'm seeing that Afternoon Free Time - with me participating - may be the ticket. 

The other day, a woman said to me, "I've realized that if it doesn't get done in the morning, it's not getting done." It was an offhand comment. She didn't mean much by it, but her words have been stuck in my brain. I've wondered why. I think God was using her to tell me how to get my days in order: work, multitask, cross things off lists in the morning. Then, put the list away in the afternoon.

That is such a change, because it used to be that I got everything done in the afternoons - when the kids were resting. Now, time has flipped. It is time for me to change my rhythm. 

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5 Responses to “31 Days of Quality Time :: Day 4, A Rhythm”

  1. I'm thanking God for His reminder through your words - especially the computer putting away thing in the afternoons. That can be a tough one especially if I haven't gotten my things done on it earlier in the day. I'm also thinking about the concept of my time as valuable, as in, if I were getting paid for it or had to bill it to someone else. This is a great series Courtney!

  2. Thanks, Andrea. I'm so glad you can identify with what I'm saying! Thinking of my time as (still) valuable has been key for me this week.

  3. I need a better rhythm too - I'm fighting it!

  4. The morning is definitely the best time for me to get things done. This week I actually started getting up 30 minutes BEFORE the kids and it is amazing how more smoothly my days go and how much more quality time I have.

  5. StefanieYoungBrownOctober 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    I think I have a nice beginning beat:) Working on a strong rhythm.