For some its just back to work and that can be a pain. For some its back to work AND getting kids ready for back to school...mm hmm, that can be a pain too. For others it may just be back to life as usual...whatever that means for people...loneliness, hectic living, fast paced living, stress, working non stop, or even smooth sailing.
We can sometimes get so revved up for the holidays with decorating, rearranging the house, shopping, planning family visits, cooking, finances, etc. Then it all abruptly is over when the New Year hits. Either we hit the ground running or we dont. What are you going to do? I'm going to be grateful for what I have and despite the challenges I know are ahead because I can't imagine my life without them, I'm gonna do my best to just plan as much as I can and work on my attitude toward my challenges. I guess you can call that a New Years resolution huh?
Plan plan plan! See what simply using a calendar might do for you. It may sound silly and too simple to be true, but people swear by it. If you've tried it on your electronic device and it didn't work then try the old fashioned paper calender. Hang it in your house, keep it with you as a planner, whatever, but just try it and really take some time to write out the things you need to do as you look at the weeks ahead.
That's my challenge to you...It's just what was on my mind today. I need to and will take my own advice because I beleive it is the root of my current stress; feeling a bit overwhelmed and not organized. I know when I typically get this way and break out my old paper calendar routine it works wonders for me...that and some prayer for sure. If you'd like to try, but don't quite know where to begin, here's a little inspiration for you...