Posted by: Judy | October 15, 2020

This Week in Beauty…

Proverbs 31:27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

It’s so easy for me to be distracted and lose track of everyday things that need to be done. Because I know this about myself, I have lists, on my computer and in writing.

So many things are out there to promote idleness. Games and television are the first that come to my mind. (Numerous other examples exist.) I’ve wasted a lot of time on both. I do need to remember that there’s a difference between having fun, taking a break, and throwing time away on something nonproductive.

I watch a lot less television, though I do often have it on while I’m doing something else. I like easy computer games, but I had to change how I handled them. I’m allowed to play them once, even if it’s short, then I need to do something else.

Reminder: If I’m involved in work that feels productive, I’m less likely to waste time. Feeling productive is more about my attitude than the work I’m doing. I’m practicing having an attitude of gratitude, but it also helps that I’m learning to not have to do everything to perfection. Sometimes, good enough is good enough.


Responses

  1. I like what you said about “I do need to remember that there’s a difference between having fun, taking a break, and throwing time away on something nonproductive.” Such a good point. My problem is that I often swing too far the other way. I feel guilty for a little down time. I am trying to learn to enjoy life. Thanks for this post! It made me think!

    • Not an uncommon problem. I also had to learn that when someone asked if I was free to do something, me planning to do nothing did not constitute being free to do something. They didn’t have to know that my plan was to do nothing; sometimes doing nothing is about processing and recharging. 🙂

      • Such an excellent point!! I never thought of it that way!


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