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Organizing the Inside – Day 213 Lord, I Need An Outlet!

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. Proverbs 17:22 (NLT)

I’m not talking about the designer shoe outlet, but an outlet as a way of expressing yourself. Although shoe shopping can be rather therapeutic, we’ll avoid that kind of therapy since it has some built-in pit falls.

Take time to create something new.
So discover your “something” if you don’t already know what it is. If you love singing, then learn a new song. If you love drawing, then sketch a new picture. If planning, plan a party.  If you love dancing, take a class and learn a new move or two; but take time to create something that’s never been in the earth before. Your writings, your sketches, or your dance floor moves are something uniquely created, and will bless you and perhaps someone else. Taking classes and trying something different will expand your skill set and enhance your life by bringing much-needed relief from the usual daily “to do” lists.

Learn to laugh a bit too.
I know it’s hard sometimes to find a really funny movie that doesn’t have an R-rating or higher. You can often find older movies that are rather benign. Christian comedy is another option to get away from some of the stress and crack-your-side. Laughter is a bit like getting fiber in your diet, sometimes you forget how much you need it, but once you get it, you sure feel a lot lighter. When the troops are acting weird, and you need to lift everyone’s energy, tell a really funny joke. Laughter tends to take your mind off of the stress and pressures of the day. It’s an expression of joy, and joyful people are so great to be around. Sometimes life can get pretty complex with all the responsibilities we have, and taking time to enjoy the simpler things can really brighten your day.

Day 50- Waiting for Perfect Conditions

Whoever watches the wind will never plant. Whoever looks at the clouds will never harvest.
~ Ecclesiastes 11:4

It’s difficult to fulfill your purpose when you spend so much time making excuses and predetermine which obstacles are good reasons to justify not starting today. If you want to live a simpler life, it’s important to organize your environment to support your success. If you have things around the house or office that irritate  you every time you walk pass, address them right away.

First, put your intentions on notice that procrastination is not an option any more. If you feel stuck and lack motivation, part of the reason could be those energy sucking little irritants that you keep putting off until tomorrow. Don’t allow these things to go undone, because they are a source of discouragement and drain energy that you could otherwise be using to move forward in something God has told you to do.

Eliminate excuses, get rid of irritants and push forward.  Stop watching the sky, and start planting so you can one day reap your harvest.  No matter what direction the wind is blowing or how many clouds are in the sky, start making progress by conquering the little things, it will give you encouragement to start tackling the big things.