Steward Your Time and Energy

Hey Family! I hope all is well and that you are having a fabulous day. Today, I just wanted to share something that has been on my heart for the past month. I really have been paying attention to what I give my attention, time, and energy to. You know they say your passions come from the heart. Well, if that’s true then why don’t we only focus and do those things where our passions lie? Why do we waste time doing things that won’t bring value, for some of us devalues us and just waste our valuable time and energy. For the sake of time I’ll just speak for me and tell on myself lol The reason why i have a hard time getting things done or wasting precious times binge watching a Netflix series is because I get distracted. For some reason Brandon’s mind thinks that he has all the time in the world to get things done. Can you believe it? How selfish of me to think that I will be able to get something done tomorrow, not knowing that tomorrow could possibly not come. It always brings me back to my why, and then I go back to the drawing board. Not to be mean or anything but there are some friendships and relationships we are in that suffocates and rob us of our time and energy for getting those things we want to get done. For me, I have a few business ideas in my head that I need to get out, and then after work, I turn on the tv and go to town watching episode after episode. So the next arrives and I walk around moping around saying I don’t have enough hours in the day.  Truth is… There is plenty hours in the day if you steward your time and energy. We all can agree that we give social media a nice amount of our time a day just from scrolling and scrolling. In order to become a great steward over our time and energy, we must be able to live a life of discpline. At the end of the day, is it going to hurt any that you didn’t get on facebook for one whole day but instead you filed for your LLC? Is it really going to hurt any that you didn’t get a chance to watch the latest episode of your favorite show? Those things aren’t going anywhere, they are going to be sitting right there waiting on you to get into them when you get a chance. Also, I look at time being a gift from God. God has given us a roll of a blank canvas and he wants us to use up every part of it edges included. When that roll runs out, can you truly say you did the things you wanted or did you have some empty spaces where you knew you really could have filled but you were distracted?

So for the month of May, I plan to use my time wisely by staying aware of how much idle time I am using in the day. It’s so easy to get caught up on the couch, or easy to get friends to ask you out every night, although those things are fun remember there’s a time and place for everything. I am writing and speaking to the person who wants to build something, create something, and even change something. I see you and I feel you because I’m right there with you. I’ve learned in the last 4 months not to be ashamed to admit where you need help. If you need help in time management, admit it and start making changes to fix it.  That is the only way you will be able to make progress on change. I hope this gives you some motivation today and that you will join the journey of stewarding your time and energy.  

Patience through the Storm

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When we look at the word storm or the stage of life where someone or even ourselves is having a hard time, we mostly take to the negative connotation of it. But, there is another side to it. Today I want to put the magnifying glass on that side. Yes, life will throw you lemons. I can testify about that and we will be here for a few days of me telling you how curve balls were thrown and setbacks were made BUT by the Grace of God, I’m still here and I made it through. ^Inserts Praise right here. The older I become, I am more well aware that trials and set backs will come BUT how I choose to respond and decide whether to take a time out and pout and have a pity party or just trust the process.

Everybody’s process while in a unfamiliar territory will be different. That’s why I know that perspective is everything. For Example, there’s a lot of us who are at jobs that we hate. We don’t carry enough courage to quit and move but if they let us go, we know good and well that we could bounce back make it happen. So you got people wishing that they would be let go, and then you got people that are fearfully about being let go because it would put them into this Storm. The storm I’m talking about today has some type of rain or moisture. If you allow the storm to take place and you just continue to go through it, the storm could actually grow you up. The storm could water you, build your muscles, and build your faith. The storm could really help you to trust in yourself a little more. Usually in a storm or a rough part of life, we feel all alone and most of the time you are simply just alone. Don’t forsake this season and time but use it to your advantage. I know, I know, that could be hard to actually see the other side of the storm but I want to let you know that there is sunshine on the other side. There is joy on the other side and there is rest on the other side but you have to continue to go through the process/storm to see it.

Remember this! It will take time. So you must have some patience. Gather all you need to know through this down time, set back. You must attack the storm with the assurance that it will get better and that this won’t last always. This will give you the patience to deal with the turbulence that might be thrown your way. Keep the goal in mind. Keep the prize in mind. There is light at the end of the tunnel. As always Be Blessed!

Overcoming Monday’s Fog

Happy Monday Family! I hope everyone is doing well and I want to send you some love and joy on this blessed Monday. Yes, this is a blessed Monday, if you are alive and well and especially reading this, You are a blessed people! Say Amen to that!

So I had a good weekend and today I’m sitting at my desk, and can’t believe that I’m feeling refreshed and revived on a Monday morning. Imagine that! Usually I’m on my 3rd cup of coffee trying to wake up. Mad, busted and disgusted that I have 8 hours to be chained to a desk and laptop but today is different, but why is it different? Actually for the past couple of Monday’s I have been on 10. I want to share a few tid bits on how you can overcome Monday fog. I’m sure even Steve Jobs has Monday fog, especially when you come off a weekend with no setting of an alarm clock for 2 days.

First lets define what we are talking about. Monday fog is the feeling you get when you know it’s time to get back to work, kids go back to school, or the scheduled programming continues. Usually most of us have downtime in our weekends but I do realize that some of us work the weekends as if it was a regular day in the week, but often times we all experience that Monday fog!

So how can we overcome it?

1. Prepare yourself mentally

I have been doing this since I turned 30. These 30s have really taught me to work smarter and not harder. You know instead of showing up just on time, show up and bit early and be prepared. Take time to inhale, exhale. Have time to drink a cup of coffee or tea. When you are always rushing and rushing, driving fast to make it, you are creating anxiety and un needed stress. If you prepare yourself for Monday mentally, then you can help get rid of the fog. So we already know it’s coming. So why not plan for it. Jot down mental notes of things that has to get done Specifically for Monday and not just the week. If you are overwhelmed with all the stuff you have to get done, chances are you are scared for Monday to come, but if you organized your thoughts and things to do then Monday will be just the introduction to getting those things done.

2. Command your Monday

Make affirmations and recite them every Monday. Monday is the start of the week for most and you have the chance to affirm and command your entire your week. Life and death is in the power of your tongue. Speak what you want. For example, I want a week full of Joy and Peace. I declare that My Monday and the rest of the week will be filled with Joy and Peace. If you do this, write it on a post it note in front of you, or write it in your phone so that you see through out the day. If you do this your mind and spirit will align and attach its self to Joy and peace. Will people try you? Of course, but you will see it coming around the corner and can quickly choose to get into it or to dodge it because you want Joy and Peace. Doing this in the morning on Mondays has really set my day and week up.

3. Let Monday set your week up for Success

Don’t get overwhelmed and stressed with MONDAY, but let Monday set your week up. Get up, make your bed, shower, meditate, pray, and read. Jam out to some feel good music on your way to work. Despite all of the stuff you have to get done or have to deal with, let Monday set the tone for the rest of the week. I suspect that each day will come with it’s own troubles or worries but I believe you have the power to respond and say yes i will deal with this, or no I will not be accepting this today. If you start the week off like this and follow through then you would be able to reduce some of that Monday Fog. My desire is that you would even fall in love with Monday. Monday’s don’t have to be dark and stressful. Mondays can be whatever you make it!