What is it about the weekends that seem to make them disappear so quickly? And what about the week makes it seem so long before the next weekend shows up? I've been thinking a lot lately about making my days count. A huge subject to tackle, at least in my life. Sometimes I think I just chug along, going from one thing to the next, without really being present. There is a lot going on right now, a lot on my plate again and I catch myself not being in the moment. I'm going through the motions but my mind is elsewhere. On that book I need to finish for a review, on those list of people that need phoning, on the fact that I keep forgetting to get in touch with my Dad until it's well past his bedtime. Etc., etc. And on and on it goes. It's no wonder the days drag on and I couldn't tell you what was going on.
So I gave myself a good talking to this weekend. It's September now and no more lazy, hazy days of summer excuses. I need to pull up my bootstraps and start to live my days a little more intentionally. More purposefully. Now that doesn't mean that I'm going to start filling up and scheduling my every waking moment with things to do. But it does mean that when I am in the midst of something, I'm going to make a point of focusing rather than multi tasking on the fly.
To do that I've bought myself a pretty little journal at a discount store and I'm leaving it open on the counter. If I think of something, I'm jotting it down right away, getting it out of my head, and then getting back on task, back into the moment. It's going to serve as a brain dump, if you will, so that I can get the clutter out of my head, and just be. Then when whatever is in the moment is done, and I have a minute I can go look and take that next moment to call my dad, to sit with my girl, to read that chapter without a bunch of other stuff swirling and colliding in my brain.
Hopefully this will help to get rid of the tyranny of the urgent and the undone and cause me to just abide in what God has given me for that moment. How do you guys live purposefully and in your moments?