With school, work, and projects in full swing, the daily demands of our busy schedules can be high. While the return to routine is a seasonal necessity of life, it’s easy to slip into an overload mode without realizing it. How can we enjoy having a full plate without feeling overwhelmed? Here are 2 tips for how to manage a busy life:
1. When our hearts are at peace, our schedules will follow... It’s easy to be tempted to rush through daily tasks without first spending time alone with God, especially when the appointment calendar is calling. God may call us to lead a busy, full life as His servants, but He doesn’t call us to skip over our time with Him. Keeping my heart at peace with Him provides a peaceful attitude, even when the daily demands are high.
2. When we remember that eternal issues matter most, we'll be more mindful of each "yes"... If people-pleasing is a part of your DNA, sometimes saying “yes” one too many times becomes the straw that broke the camel’s back. Use the following two questions to help you choose your activities and appointments carefully. Ask yourself 'Will this activity or appointment have lasting impact?' and 'Is this a one-time or long-term commitment?' Asking the Lord for guidance as we look at our schedule of activities and make daily decisions is a wonderful way to help us remember that ultimately we desire His will and not our own.
While God may have called you to a busy life or even a busy season, He didn’t call you to do it alone. When your schedule starts to speed up, don’t forget to lean on Him for the strength and guidance to tackle what lies ahead. He can transform what looks like a crazy, hectic day into many peace-filled, beautiful moments!