Do you ever go to bed at night feeling overwhelmed and discouraged because you just can’t seem to manage things the way you feel you want to or should?
Do you make New Year’s resolutions each year, only to find that you fail at keeping them? It seemed that no matter how hard I tried, I would never stick with my goals for long.
I just never seemed to have enough time to do those things which I felt were important.
As I was thinking about that, I was reminded that we all have the same amount of time in our days. We all have 24 hours a day to use as we please or choose. While we can’t always control our circumstances and things do come up, for the most part we could do better at figuring out how to make time for those things that are important to us.
The truth is that we make time for what is important to us.
I know there are things in my life, and probably yours too, that we do actually feel are very important, yet we feel so BUSY, we blame our neglect of them on not having enough time.
I believe that we can do better by being intentional.
We don’t need more goals. We need a PLAN to live intentionally. Without a plan of action, it’s unlikely that you will move forward with your goals.
After living in a state of overwhelm, feeling stressed and discouraged, I wondered HOW I could better manage my life and make a plan to live more intentionally.
I cried out to God asking Him to guide me and show me where to start and what I needed to do. He specifically pointed out that I needed to focus first on these three important areas:
- My heart (relationship with Him)
- My health (caring for myself so I could better do His work)
- My home (nurturing relationships, and taking care of the house)
Since I was already overwhelmed, I realized that I needed to take one area at at time, and work on slowly developing intentional habits in that area. Rather than making a big list and trying to do them all, I listed what was important, then set up a plan to begin implementing those daily habits into my routine.
Habits usually take 21 days to develop, so rather than trying to make several improvements in each of the three areas, I realized it worked MUCH BETTER to start small with one or two changes till they developed into habits, before moving on to more changes.
The result? Habits are developing as I live intentionally, and I no longer feel so stressed and overwhelmed. Even better, I don’t feel like a failure any more.
If you have been struggling with living intentionally and managing these areas well, I would encourage you to consider that it might be time to look for a new approach to accomplishing the goals and priorities that God has placed on your heart.
Rather than writing a long list of goals and resolutions, it would be better to narrow it down to the most important things, and then determine what steps or actions to take to live INTENTIONALLY in those areas.
Are you ready to be intentional, and follow through on your goals and priorities by taking little steps that develop habits ?
If so, check out this new practical and encouraging course, designed to walk you step-by-step through the process of establishing daily habits that will help you begin to live intentionally.
INTENTIONAL LIVING — Life Management For Busy Moms
In this new course I will guide you step by step in taking little steps in key areas:
- Your Heart — your relationship with God
- Your Health — steps to better caring for yourself, and the body God has given you
- Your Home: 2 sections — one on relationships, and one on managing your housekeeping
- Your Time–managing your time in order to better achieve your priorities and goals
- Your Prayer Life–you can’t succeed in any of the other areas without the power of prayer!
The approach is slow and steady, with small baby steps that will help you intentionally develop habits to manage your life well.
Whether you are totally overwhelmed and struggling, or just needing a little bit of encouragement to focus more on being intentional in these key areas, you will find help and encouragement here to take steps that will change your life, and get you back on track.
Included in the course:
- Your Heart — your relationship with God and His Word
- Your Health — steps to better caring for yourself, and the body God has given you
- Your Home — building strong relationships
- Your Home — managing your home/housekeeping
- Your Time — managing your time in order to better achieve your priorities and goals
- Your Prayer Life –maintaining it all with the power of intentional prayer
Each module contains:
- Two or more videos
- Charts to guide you, and help you track your progress
- A workbook (with the video content for those who prefer reading to watching) that will guide you through each step
- Action Steps to intentionally develop habits in each of the areas
Those who register will also be invited to join a private Facebook group where I will be available to answer your questions, and encourage you as you go through the course.
Joining the group will give you the opportunity to share your struggles and successes, as well as get to know others who are going through the challenge at the same time. My hope is that we will encourage each other to keep on, and realize that we CAN live in victory, as we work on being intentional.
The course will begin on Monday January 16th, to allow time for things to settle down after the holidays. When you register, you will get an introductory welcome email, and then access information will be sent right before the course begins.
On the first day of the course (January 16), you will be able to begin on the first module, your heart. (You will receive an email with a link to set up your account and password to access your account)
I feel that our relationship with God (our heart), is the foundation for everything else we will work on in the course.
I have found that when my heart is right with God, I will then have the wisdom and strength to work on taking care of myself physically, which enables me to have a greater ability to care for my home and family.
After the section on our heart and relationship with God, a new module will be available every 21 days, allowing you to slowly establish important habits for living intentionally in each area.
Since there are six modules, the course will take about four and a half months to work through.
Once you register you will have life-time access. Any updates made to the course will be available to you. And if you need or want to take even longer to go through it, you can do that with no pressure or feeling that you are falling behind.
I have purposefully tried to make this as EASY as possible for you, because no one needs to be more overwhelmed!
I have included video lessons in each module, with accompanying workbooks to take notes in. (The workbooks also have all the video content so if you prefer to just read as you go, rather than watching the videos, you won’t miss any of the content.)
The workbooks include charts, as well as ACTION steps to help you begin to form the habits we are focusing on.
Choices and suggestions will be given, to allow for whatever season of life you may be in. You can choose action steps that are less time consuming if you need to, or if you feel able to, you can choose steps that will involve a little bit more.
My goal is to make this do-able, practical, and helpful in making you be successful in managing your life for the glory of God! I have put a lot of prayer into creating steps that will not only help you to begin to live more intentionally, but to also develop habits that will cause you to CONTINUE to be intentional in pursuing your Godly priorities.
If you’re tired of struggling to manage your life well, and are ready to live more intentionally, I invite you to join me for this course, and get your life and priorities back on track.
Because of the nature of this course, open enrollment will end on January 15th right before the course begins. The course will not be open for new members again for at least 5 months.
So if you are serious about making some intentional changes in your life, don’t wait to register! Get it now so you can accomplish your goals and priorities in 2017.
Now is your chance to move from overwhelmed and stressed, to intentionally living out the God given priorities God has given you.
The price for the course is $40 and gives you life time membership to all the videos, and included downloads. Because the six modules are spaced out every 21 days to give you time to develop habits in each area, it will take about four and a half months to work though it. You can take longer if you wish, or you can go back and do the course again as needed or desired.
Make this the year that change happens. Sign up now and get started!