Friday, November 18, 2011
put your nail belt on
I was talking to Jeffrey the other day about the way some people are able to accomplish so much more than I am in the same 24 hours. I always feel rushed and hurried, and I wonder what their secret is. He reminded me of a friend of ours. This man was running his own business and remodeling a house on his own time; to say nothing of his commitment to church, his friends, and family. Jeffrey asked him one time how he ever managed to accomplish so much. Joram said, "When you get home, first thing you do is put your nail belt on." He meant that you don't take a break. You get home, and you get to work. I've been trying that for the past two weeks. Joram was right. If I stop, I'm a goner - that laundrey will never get done. But, if I get right to work, I finish the day with so much more accomplished.
That's not to say that Joram didn't know how to play. He definitely did. He worked hard and he played hard. He just knew his goals and what it would take to reach them. One of my goals is to not let the chores pile up. That way, when it's time to play - there's nothing on my mind. I'm free to play.
How about you guys? Do you put your nail belt on as soon as you get home? Or do you find yourself "relaxing" far longer than you'd planned? How do you accomplish all that you do?
The cherub pictured above is the little brother of my giggling cutie from last week. I am having so much fun with these family photoshoots.
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