A couple of weeks ago my husband had made the oBserVation on how I don’t put things away when I am done using them. I responded the way I always do, “It’s because the kids probably distracted me when I was getting ready to clean up”.
That conversation tugged on me for a week. Was there tRuTh behind my husband’s observation of my untidiness? I decided I would test myself and see. After making a point to break this habit for a week, the answer is YES. I have been hIdiNg behind the excuse of the kids, and I never knew it. Not only did I realize that Doug was right (see my “Tastes like vinegar” post), but it has actually made my life easier. I don’t have as much to pick up at night and I feel more organized during the day. Now, don’t get me wrong—my house is not spotless because I don’t spend all day picking up after the kids. BUT, if I get it out, I put it away when I am finished!
It was hard to admit that Doug was right, but I did what all wives should do (no matter how bad it tastes!) and thanked him. Sometimes people tell us things that hurt, but after we have time to cool off, we should try to see if there is some truth to what they are saying. It was worth the pain knowing that Doug loves me enough to hold me aCcouNtabLe so I can be a better ME. If I’m not willing to allow my spouse to hold me accountable then who will? The truth hurts, but let’s be honest, being stubborn gets you nowhere.
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From time to time its good for us to TaKe StOcK of our life. Where we’ve been and where we’re going. What has worked and what has failed. What stays and what goes.
I find the end of the year is a good time for this. January one is synonymous with new BegiNniNgs. And here is the question I am pondering:
What OnE HaBiT (if I had it) would give the “biggest bang for the buck”?
Would that one habit be self-control/discipline, faithfulness, truthfulness, love, patience, kindness, diligence, perseverance, humility, better communication skills, or loyalty?
Chances are we all have that “oNe HaBiT” that (if we possessed it) would change the course of our life. If you have trouble coming up with an answer ask yourself where you have the most conflict in your life. It’s most likely in that area you could use some help. Maybe its money problems; relationship problems; low self-esteem issues; or problems in your thought life, personal life or spiritual life.
As 2011 comes to a close, take some time to take stock of your life. Are you headed down a path that will ultimately take you to your desired destination? It’s well worth the InTroSpeCtiOn.
What’s your “One Habit”?
If you could cHanGe an area in your LiFe, what would it be? Would it be your bad temper, financial decisions, work ethic, eating habits, etc.?
I listen to a radio talk show that occasionally talks about “changing your family tree”. I’ve always loved this concept because we all have areas in our life that we would want to iMproVe or change. The good news is that we have the power to do something about it!
If you feel like you are in a rut or don’t like the diRectioN your life is headed, take heart! Make a diFFereNce for generations to come and begin working on your improving your family tree today!
Ok, so Lara and I talk about GeTtiNg ReAl and being TrAnSpArEnT. Here goes. . .
Today, the S.u.e.d.e.S.o.f.a. is beginning “The ChAlLeNgE”, a SiX-MoNtH jOuRnEy towards a goal or DrEaM. I have a challenge of my own that I am going to be sharing with you during these next six months and here it is: walking in PeAcE with food. For years I have struggled with overeating resulting in the vicious cycle of gain weight, diet, lose weight, gain weight. I have made a lot of progress, but still, I am not where I desire to be in this area of SeLf-CoNtRoL.
Although I have made great strides in this area, I desire not only to deal with this issue once and for all, but also to help others struggling in this area. In the past, my focus has been a number on the scale, which really was just the symptom of an underlying problem. However, this time around, I am focusing on the real issue – my ChArAcTeR and developing self-control.
My biggest challenge, when it comes to eating is consuming too much food early in the day. I then either have to go through the rest of the day not able to eat, feeling deprived as I watch my family eat, OR I feel hopeless and just give in thinking, “What’s the point?”
My next biggest challenge is thinking that if I go over a little, I may as well blow it and go all out. These are the two bad habits I will be focusing on replacing with the positive habits of using self-control and moderation.
So, how about you? Do you have any goals or dreams you want to PuRsUe? Any NeW hAbiTS you want to form? If so, then come along with us. The journey is a whole lot more EnJoYaBLe when taking it with a friend!!