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Thursday, July 28, 2016

I've been convicted lately of how I spend my time. I'm reading a book and there's a paragraph or two that talks about "conscious living". The book had bullets to determine if you're living consciously... and I'm sad to say, I wasn't! I surf the net and watch TV mindlessly. Now, I'm not saying everytime I'm on the internet or watching TV I'm doing so mindlessly. However, I do it more mindlessly than consciously. I tend to come home from work, turn on the TV to a TV series I've seen upteen million times and just veg on the couch. DH comes home and joins and often evenings go by and we accomplish nothing besides fixing and eating dinner! We're not LIVING. So, I decided that from now on, when I come home from work I would NOT turn on the TV.

I'm starting a new study with a few close girlfriends. It's a study on marriages, so I asked my husband to take a "love language" quiz. We took one when we were going thru pre-martital counseling, but I suspected that our love languages had changed and I was RIGHT! Turns out DH feels most loved when I spend quality time with him! So, the last week or so I've been working on REALLY spending actual quality time together. It's lead us both to being more conscious of how we spend our time. We're both going to start doing the same bible plan, where we'll read a short devotion and scripture. We decided that we'd each do it when we got home from work. We won't do it together persay, but we will be holding eachother accountable.

I'm also still trying to come to grips with the fact that I need to slow down and not worry about working out so much. I probably didn't word that right. haha I really need to start losing weight again, I've been stalled for awhile. For me, personally.... the weight is not going to come off thru exercise, it's going to come off with restricting my diet and for me thats carbs. I have one more half marathon I've already committed to this fall, but after that, I really think I'm going to slow down. I'm going to keep running of course, but I'll keep the distances shorter. I'm also going to work on training healthier by eating smarter this fall. I have plenty of resouces as my disposal several books on training low carb. I'm good to go on knowledge, I just need to put it into practice! emoticon emoticon

Lastly, I am currently working on really scheduling my days out. Not that I need every minute planned, but I think sticking with a tight schedule for awhile will keep me on track and get everything I want done, accomplished. Thankfully I have my awesome passion planner to help me with that!

Will post schedule and pictures soon!
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    I always rely on FlyLady's timer method - set it for 15 minutes and when it goes off, you're done with your task. It works pretty well for online time as well!
    1638 days ago
    Great blog! Crazy thing is me and my husband are doing almost the exact same thing!! I got a marriage devotional and we just started working through it the other night! We've been married 31 years and I don't think you ever get to the point you don't need to refresh and work on your marriage!
    1638 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    It's funny to me that God will put the same type of ideas in more than one person mind. I have had the same ideas lately and it appears that you and Blessed have too! Make it Great!
    1641 days ago
  • BETRHO48
    Very good thoughts and follow-up. Thanks for this thought-provoking blog.
    1641 days ago
    Very good blog Sarah. Interesting that I've worked on the same thing this summer - really spending quality time on stuff that I enjoy rather than just going through the motions of life.

    I'm excited for these new changes in your life and you and hubby working together on quality time and activities!!

    I can't wait to hear more about your scheduling plans. I think my life could benefit from some more organizing like that.
    1641 days ago
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