The #5MFW #write31days prompt for today is the word aware. If I get too busy there are many things I miss.
To be aware of my surroundings I need to slow down, open my eyes and ask God for wisdom. I need to be mindful of a number of things, but today one particular area came to my attention. I took a look around my house, and I realized I have not taken care of it very well. I was aware that there was a lot of clutter, but I guess I lacked the motivation. [bctt tweet=”Little by little things pile up and I get overwhelmed and don’t know what to do.” username=”GaylWright”] So I look the other way and spend time writing or reading instead of cleaning. Today, that awareness took hold and I decided to do something about the state of my house.
First I started clearing out newspapers, paper bags and empty egg cartons that had accumulated. Then I moved the exercise bike, found a better place for the cat litter and partially cleaned out a closet. I didn’t take a before picture, because it really was not very eye-pleasing. There is no after picture, because I am not finished.
For the amount of space we have, there is too much stuff. Earlier this year, we acquired things my mom left behind. I’m slowly making progress with that. My son brought more boxes and a bunk bed set when he moved to an apartment close to the university.
[bctt tweet=”I believe part of a healthy lifestyle is having good habits in place for keeping a clean house.” username=”GaylWright”] That doesn’t mean perfection or like a museum with everything just so. I do think everything should have a place and if it doesn’t, then it needs to go. [bctt tweet=”As a side note, I have a long way to go to reach that point. ” username=”GaylWright”]
When I see how crowded things are and am not sure what to do, it can make me feel trapped. That in turn feels like a heavy weight pushing me down. I can see the burden lifting as we pare down and keep only what we need and like. It’s an ongoing process. My five minutes of writing has ended, but I have a little more to say.
[bctt tweet=”I want to encourage each of us to keep on our individual quests as we write these 31 days.” username=”GaylWright”] Sometimes we can’t keep up with the everyday writing and that’s okay. We can start right where we are. If we take more than 31 days, it doesn’t matter. What is important is that we show up and write when we can.
Report on New Habits
Back on track with scripture reading and prayer this morning after missing a day. Not much exercise today except for house cleaning and a few hoedowns. Water intake also back on track after lagging for a couple of days. On Friday I will take an inventory again to see what progress I’ve made since the beginning of October.
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