November is my month of organization! My home, my life, my spirit, everything gets organized! I am going to be posting, hopefully at least every other day about organizing these things and helpful tips to do so!
I decided to begin with the most important thing first, my spirit…I think it’s very easy to let my spirit get messy and cluttered. I am negligent in my time for God, I am not praying throughout the day, and then all the sudden I feel distant and far away from him and his comforting presence. So for the first post, I am going to share about spiritual journaling…this is completely new to me and I LOVE IT!
I’ve never really done this before, but I was reading on Ann Voscamp‘s blog, A Holy Experience and began my journaling adventure to a deeper understanding and relationship with God. Getting everything down on paper is so freeing. Confessing, praying, thinking, understanding….it’s wonderful!
I have also started a visual homemaking journal…I cannot wait to pass it down to my future children and grandchildren. It is also a helpful organizer!
I feel that it is important to be a good steward of your time. Wasting time is sad because you can’t get it back once it slips past. I find myself spending thirty minutes here on facebook or ten minutes there checking emails that aren’t even important. I want the hours in my day to count for something. I want to say I was productive with my time, that I accomplished things, that I have something to show for the hours when I am awake. I don’t want to say that I just missed my whole morning because I was lying around trying to get out of bed. I have created a schedule for myself so that I can get everything accomplished that I need to and still have some time left over for myself or to spend with others. So far, it is working well. I have been up since four thirty this morning and already have most of my morning chores and homework completed! This will leave me more time for journaling, sewing, wrapping Christmas gifts, baking bread, and visiting my sweet grandma! Here is a photo of my new schedule….
I hope these spiritual organizational tips help you like they have helped me! I would love to hear about your journaling experience!
Blessings in Christ,