Journal: Plan of action for Next Goal
Sunday, December 04, 2016
Goal: By Christmas, I will pray and meditate daily. The living room will be my space to relax, pray and meditate, and the bedrooms will be switched around. I will have read 1 book.
I already meditate nearly every day, and I've been working on giving up control and just letting God take over. I need to come up with a trigger phrase or a go to prayer to remind me to lean on the Lord.
The living room is getting there! I need to get the couch and chair wiped down and establish some rules about eating on the furniture in the living room. Something that needs to be done regardless. I think I want to get an area rug for the space and maybe a big pillow that will double as decoration and a meditation/prayer pillow for me to sit on the hardwood floor. I also need to get rid of the girls' old craft easel, the puzzle in the corner, the school stuff taped to the wall can go into the girls' room, the old wedding decorations can be donated or sold, the outdated family picture that I never liked anyway can be moved to storage.
The bedrooms will not be switched. After we made both rooms more functional, I think everyone should stay right where they are. I like the setup now. I was just overwhelmed by all of the clutter and misuse of space that I thought it would be a fix, but it turns out I just needed to have a system to make each room work.
The book I'm struggling with. I want something that I can get lost in and something that will make me think. I'm leaning toward rereading The Alchemist: one of my top 10 books.
Alright, I have a plan of action ready to go. I will make it happen!