11 Things to do before you click that mouse.
How do you start your day? Is the first thing on your mind the computer, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, . . . ? I’m ashamed to say that I often start out thinking in that mode. Really, there are some other things that should be done or could be done, or maybe something that might be good for a change. Some of these I definitely need to do before the great CLICK!
1. Read, memorize, meditate on God’s Word
This should be first and foremost. You may not be able to just sit down and read your Bible first thing in the morning especially if you are a young mom, but you can still talk to God and meditate on His Word in your heart. Then find that certain time throughout the day when you can read and meditate some more.
2. 15 minute clean up job
How much better we would feel if we took just a few minutes to tidy up. Set a timer and GO!
3. Write in your journal
If you are not in the habit of keeping journals, (aff. link) why not start now? You don’t have to write a book. Some days I just write down the blessings God has bestowed upon me for that day.
4. Write a note
There may be someone out there who needs your encouragement today. Ask God to point you to the right person.
5. Write down your blessings from the week
Refer to number 3. Oh my, if we start counting our blessings, we find that we cannot count them!
6. Go to your prayer closet and ask the Lord for wisdom, direction, guidance for the day
Then pray for others asking the Lord to lay one specific person on your mind – pray diligently for that person as you would like for someone to pray for you.
7. Set a timer and do a task that is not in your normal routine
Now here is a good idea! Do you have something written down that you have been meaning to try or do? Well NOW is the time.
8. Work on a project for 15-30 minutes
Well, I don’t know about you, but I have gobs of projects that I have written down to do or try. Instead of putting it low on the list, why not put it near the top for once?
9. Take a walk or do some exercises
Got your pedometer on? I try to remember to wear mine every day. I am following a schedule now that works up to 12,000 steps a day. It may take Grandma a while to get there, but some exercise each day sure helps one feel better.
10. Listen to some godly music
This is so important. Turn on that music that is Christ honoring. You can find some good music hear. Let it minister to your soul and to the souls of your children. Do it before you click and keep it one while you are clicking.
11. Think of something that makes your heart merry and laugh/smile a little.
With all the evil going on in our world today, sometimes we forget to smile and we let gloom take over. But when we know the Lord our hearts can be joyful any time and laughter is a good medicine. Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.