Discipline Needed

I have been a bad blogger lately.

It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say. I have been reading lots of things and mulling over even more and have plenty to share.

I just haven’t made myself sit down and write.

I have written sermons and lessons, just not blogs.

I have been bad at caring for my health lately.

It’s not that I haven’t wanted to eat well and exercise.

I just haven’t made myself get out of bed and walk (instead of run, which is what I want to do, but the knee isn’t ready), and I just haven’t made myself get up off the couch (or porch swing) and cook.

I have been a bad housekeeper lately.

It’s not that I don’t want my house clean and in order, I just haven’t made it a regular part of my week.

I have been doing little things like riding bikes with the kids, working in my yard, eating fresh fruits and veggies, and cleaning up when I get fed up with clutter, just not in the disciplined manner I typically do.

I can’t explain it, but for some reason my normally disciplined life has shifted to more of a free-flow for the last few weeks. And there is nothing wrong with that. For a short period of time. The problem is I need discipline. I need to write regularly. I need to exercise and eat well. I need my house to be in order. When these things are out of whack, then my whole life feels out of whack. And that isn’t a feeling that I enjoy.

So I am looking forward to this week. The kids are finally out of school and we can get back to their regular chore lists that somewhere around March went out the window. I am working some new summer hours so I can work at home and be with the kids more. This means I can carve out some writing time, can plan meals better, and can keep up with the house a bit more (especially since the kids will be doing their part).

Here’s to adding some discipline back into my life!

How does your life flow better – with discipline or not?



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