Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Making over my Evenings

   At the beginning of the year, I resolved to change so many things that I had been wanting to change for a long, long time.  All of those things revolve around being intentional, because if you do anything intentionally you will do it better, that is just a fact.
   I had went back and forth some time trying to decide whether or not to take the plunge and purchase the Make Over your Mornings course by Crystal Paine.  I had heard about this pretty much since I began reading blogs years ago.  I had heard so many bloggers who had taken this course and loved it.  I was reluctant, I wasn't even sure I could commit to finishing it..  but finally I made the decision and purchased it.  Best. Decision.  Ever.  Honestly.  You can read my entire journey through this course here.   It did more than just make over my mornings.  This course taught me to be dilligent and self-disciplined.  Something that years of not having to get up and be anywhere at a specific time has unfortunately slowly dwindled down in me.  I wondered why it was so hard for us to be anywhere on time..  and found that it was simply because I was honestly just out of practice.  At the end of the program I found myself far more disciplined, and much more at peace with my life.  It changed everything!
   Unfortunately, as amazing and life-changing as January was, February was full of sickness for my family.  I fell out of habit, and landed flat on survival mode again.  After knowing how nice it is to be in control of your life, its even harder just to survive.
   Thankfully, I do still have the Make over your Mornings course, and I fully intend to go over it again..  but first, I've decided to take on a new course, and I'm SO excited about doing it, and sharing it with you guys!!!

    When I got up this morning, later than usual (but not as late as I was waking up back in 2016!  That is a plus!!!!  When 7:45 is late you've actually accomplished something!!!)  I walked slowly into the living room and looked around.  It was a disaster.  There were toys..  EVERYWHERE.  Cups full of drink sat on the table.  My kitchen floor was litered with farm animals.  While I do make it a point to be happy about toys being around the house, and to remember that one day there will be less and less toys until one day they are not there anymore, I still need to be intentional about making sure that my evenings run more smoothly so that my mornings will also.  I want my children to be good stewards of the things that God has given them, which also means taking care of them.  In order to make sure this happens, the evenings of spending the evenings on the couch in front of the television will have to be constrained to different times in the week.  The evenings of rushing everyone to bed need to be over.  The nights I lay exhausted in bed thinking, "Did anyone besides me brush their teeth??" need to be over.  
    I NEED to make over my evenings.  My mornings, and my sanity depend on it!!!
   I am beginning today and will be sharing this journey with you, my dear readers!  I'm excited to take more control of my day, and make over my whole day on this journey!  Will you join me?

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  1. Sounds like a great course, Stacy. Thanks for letting us know.

  2. Love your journey Stacy. I to have found preparation at night leads to a better morning. I also struggle with distractions pulling me away from discipline. Sickness is not fun. I don't like feeling ill. In my experience praying at night coupled with meditation on those prayers allow me to sleep in good conscious and helps me wake up in a spiritual consciousness. Keep on persevering and I look forward in learning from your faith. GBY

  3. I keep seeing this course on other blogs. Seems like a great program :)