the official meetup
personal application I’ve spent 2011 reacting to most things in my life. The only areas where I actively participate are in ministry/volunteering with teens and the media team at church. There I’m happy, engaged, and have a purpose. At home with finances, health and relationships, I’ve been pretty laid back and have chosen to merely react to those around me and to my life circumstances. I’d like to be more intentional about everything in my life.
health While I do work out a few times a week, I'd like it to be more consistent and would like to make it automatic, something that doesn't need to be dwelt upon. If a stranger were to ask me if I worked out today, I'd like it to be less like a trophy ("Why yes, sir, thank you for asking. I did work out today. I ran two miles and lifted one weight and here's my blog entry all about it!") and more of something I simply do as part of my daily routine then forget about it until the next day.
household I love FlyLady’s way of managing a household and taking care of yourself so that you can take care of others. Spending too much time thinking about cleaning and planning for it takes too much emotional energy. But when I follow the simple routines FlyLady lays out in daily emails (morning routine! before bed routine!), it should become automatic. I want to remove any thinking about tidying up and cleaning my apartment needs and just do it. (Fun Fact: Leo Babuta of Zen Habits is also a fan of FlyLady.)
So my non-goal, non-resolution is to make workouts and cleaning automatic - just like the bank takes my automatic payment each month and pays my utility bill. I know it happens and it needs to happen, I just don’t have to think about it. (Yes, aren’t you super happy that I explained the basic concept of automatic payments?!)
Will keep you updated as more thoughts pop up as a result of all that thinking. Thank you, Josh, Ryan and Joel, for organizing the meetup in Milwaukee!
Have a great weekend!! (Happy New Year!)