|Graphic from The Cottage Market|
What's a back-on-track challenge, you wonder? If you're been visiting at my kitchen table for awhile, you know that periodically I see the need to try and challenge myself to establish better habits in different areas of my life. I mentioned last week that I was going to try and start out on another of these back-on-track challenges. I don't want to wait for a new year to try and establish some better habits. So I am going to try and challenge myself in these four areas:
* health and energy -- specifically eating right, exercising, drinking enough water, and getting enough sleep
* homemaking -- getting back into the routines that work for me; getting better at time management
* spiritual life -- especially Bible study, Scripture memory and meditating on Scripture
* creativity -- blogging more often, making some things for home decor, and trying to craft some birthday and Christmas gifts.
The first 2 areas are the biggies -- the ones I am severely off track with. I'm not doing too badly with the last 2 (at the moment) but I'm going to include them because I can easily get out of balance in trying to zero in on only two areas. Creativity is a crucial one for me. If I neglect my spiritual life, I know for sure that it will keep me from doing anything else well. And for me, neglecting creativity has a negative effect as well. If I can continue nurturing my God-given creativity, I find that it helps me think creatively about the other aspects of life too, including those that need work.
I will be starting the challenge today and continuing through the month of June. I will try and post every day or two as to how I am doing with the four areas. If anyone cares to join me in this challenge, you are more than welcome!