“Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich” (Proverbs 10:4).
In recent days, a friend shared that for years he has longed for a block of time to clean and reorganize his workshop only to discover this week that time wasn’t the issue. In circumstances that find many having to work at home, the loss of familiar routines has become a struggle for some. Our lives are holistically enriched, and we function best, within structured environments and predictable patterns. This necessitates rebuilding and creating new routines that allow you to look back upon each day with a sense of worth and productivity. Begin by establishing a non-negotiable time for going to bed and arising each day. Shower, shave, get dressed, and make the bed (If you’ve done nothing else, you’ve done this) as you normally would. Eight hours of sleep and eight hours of work accounts for 64% of your day (One percent of the day is 15 minutes). Commit 30-60 minutes to such things exercise, discipleship and personal development, meal planning/preparation, ministry/service opportunities (Calls, texts, notes) and social connections, and you will soon find the day filled. The discipline to structure one’s day pays huge dividends.