So at the beginning of this year I decided enough was enough and I was going to be organised. Those of you who know me well, know that procrastination and distractions are my daily fights. I am naturally a
lazy relaxed person with some of my favourite sayings being “that’ll do”, “I’ll do that tomorrow” and “Ooooo that seems more interesting than what I’m doing now”
I would often start cleaning and get distracted or just clean to a “ok” state. This is not a aspect of myself that I am very happy about and was always looking for ways to better myself but never really made much of an effort.
My husband is a naturally very clean and tidy person so his patience with me needs to be praised!!
I also would make lists of all things I wanted to do for work or for the house, and generally I would do a few things off the list but not many.
As I am growing in my relationship with the Lord, and being in full time ministry, I am realising that my laziness doesn’t just affect me but it affects everyone around me. This has been an eye opener and one of the main reasons why this year is a year of change for me… this year I will be organised!!
There are so many verses in Proverbs that talk about the benefits of being diligent and the failings of being lazy.
One of my favourite that I meditate on regularly is from Proverbs 12:24 it says… The diligent find freedom in their work;
the lazy are oppressed by work.
Who wants to be oppressed by their work? I want freedom, the freedom I am promised comes from being diligent and not wasting time but spending my time wisely…
So over this year I think this may be a bit of a theme for me, so it may pop up again in some more posts this year but here is some of the tools I have found and also chomp with myself to help get me started this year to being organised.
I also went a bit pinterest mad and on my Pinterest board “I will be organised” I have a whole board of organisation ideas. One of the main ideas was a good to do list that I would be motivated to work through. So I created my own. Here is a copy if you want to have a look, To do list by Kate Moala . If you want one that you can adapt for yourself just email me and I can send you another file.
I also created a simple weekly meal plan printable as well as a few other things that I am trialling and will let you know how they go.
So bless you guys and heres to a organised year with freedom whatever work you do