Praying for one another is the first act of serving others that a Christian learns to do. We pray for the protection of our families. We pray for those who do not yet know Jesus Christ as their Savior. And we pray for our own spiritual growth. But sometimes we forget to pray as we ought to. This is why I have included a Prayer Tracker in my Bullet Journal.
I’ve finished making my first monthly Bullet Journal flip-through. I can tell you one thing for sure, it is different from other Bullet Journals. You see, I’m a Christian and that means I have a Christian Bullet Journal. Well sort-of…
I mean, a Bullet Journal is an inanimate object, it can’t be a Christian. But a Bullet Journal tends to reflect the personality of it’s creator. Since I am a Christian, my bullet journal will reflect that.
An opening line to a book I recently read was “This book is for ambitious people who want to get ahead faster.” My first thought was “What does the author mean by “get ahead faster”. What are we getting ahead of? What race is he referring to? Naturally he was referring to “The Race Of Life” Continue reading “The Race of Life”
Here is a question, what is the driving force behind your life? Do you have life dreams and what are they? I am convinced that everybody has at least one life dream, most of us have many life dreams. Some of us have given up on our life dreams, others actively pursue them and then there are those that want to pursue their life dreams but find something is lacking in their ability to do so.
How do you recognize your life dreams? I have found that the following are characteristics of life dreams:
- They were created in childhood or as a young adult
- They were the result of a fond memory or life changing moment
- They have never gone away, it is always at the back of your mind
- The themes behind the dream are intertwined with your personality
- Choices you made that pulled you away from your dream are the ones you regret the most
Let me elaborate on the above points. Continue reading “5 characteristics of life dreams”
There is a saying that actions speak louder than words. I feel that words are just as powerful as actions when you notice a pattern in what is said. I believe that this is especially true when Christians are trying to lead others to Christ. The question is, how do I show that I love God? One of the ways is to show that you have love for God’s creation.
There are many task management systems out there to manage your to-do lists. You could use David Allen’s Getting Things Done for example, but I have found that Getting Things Done is over complicated for entry level workers, and people who do a lot of work as it shows up. That is why I love combining GTD with the Bullet Journal system by Ryder Carrol. The Bullet Journal is an effective and easy task management system.
A few months ago I joined a book club here in my hometown. The latest book that we read was Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. Here is my review on the book.
“The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.” – Edward Gibbon.
When I first heard this quote, it sparked both my interest and that of my husband. My husband, Mark, enjoys sailing. He has a Hobie Cat 14ft. The first time I went out on his boat I was amazed at how even a smallest wind would allow the boat to cruise steadily along, all it took was positioning the sail correctly. This got me thinking, what does one need to do to navigate your way through life?
On Saturday I cleaned up my workspace at home to minimize the clutter and make it more functional. It was my intention to create a functional home workspace using principles from David Allen’s book “Getting Things Done”. I have limited space to work with at home, since I only have a small desk that sits against a wall between the living room and kitchen. Our living room and kitchen has an open plan design. On this small desk I need place for my 3-tier inbox, writing surface and computer. Continue reading “Getting Things Done Workspace at home”
Yesterday I decided that I needed to completely re-evaluate my office and home workspace. My goal is to minimize clutter, get rid of the items I don’t need and make sure that I have easy access to the things I do need.
The most basic getting things done office workspace
In David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done, he describes that the most basic workspace has a writing surface and place for an inbox. This surface can be expanded to also contain a computer and anything else you need to be productive.
I came up with a list of items I need to be at my maximum efficiency while I work. These items are:
- Writing surface
- 3-tier inbox: in, reading and filing
- Pen and Pencil holder
- Mini note paper
- Pens and Pencils
- Paper Clips
- Binder clips
- Stapler and staples
- Paper punch
- Sticky Tape
- Rubber Bands
- File Folders
My office workspace before I GTD’d it
My workspace was seriously jumbled, as you can see by the before photograph below:
My office workspace after I GTD’d it
Here is an after photograph:
Spot the difference! The printer is still on the desk, but it is hidden behind the laptop. I moved the laptop to the left hand side and put the second screen in the center back. I cleaned out the inbox, and repacked the stationery drawer. I actually didn’t remove too much stuff, I simply reorganized the stuff that was there. What I love is that I now have the whole right hand side as a writing surface.
I have easy access to my writing surface, inbox, pen holder and computer. In the top drawer I have mini note paper, post-it’s, headphones, paper punch, stapler and staples. I also ordered paper clips, binder clips, a sharpener and sticky tape from Takealot, it is due to arrive on Thursday next week. Under the desk is a dustbin.
I need to bring rubber bands and file folders from home.
Next, I must set up an identical system at home and put together my “office in transit”.