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tea time | 2.17.16

What's in my cup: Green Tea. This is my second cup of tea because my first, filled with Earl Grey, slipped out of my hand and exploded onto everything within a three foot radius. Needless to say the Earl and I are not friends at the moment.

What's on my mind: My to-do list. As I look over my planner for this week every single box is filled and I'm still trying to pencil in more. At first glance I'm wondering how I will get it all done and why I agreed to do any of it in the first place. Suddenly this quote from Lysa TerKeurst's book The Best Yes pops into my mind:
“Whenever you say yes to something, there is less of you for something else. Make sure your yes is worth the less.”        

So I take a second look at my planner. All the things I've voluntarily said yes to are exactly what I want to be doing.; from helping a friend with a project to attending a birthday party. If I didn't have my schedule filled with those things I'd probably be at home reading. And since I'm super intentional about scheduling time to rest I guess I can deal with one busy week.

Who's on my heart: You! I wonder if you're being intentional about saying yes to the right things. Is your schedule crazy busy? Is it filled with things you don't really want to do but feel obligated to do?

Or are your nights free? Mostly spent watching Netflix? Are you wasting this beautiful life God has given you wishing instead of doing?

I have homework for you. Over the next week I want you to identify your "yeses" as well as your "less-es". Write them down! This will help you identify areas for improvement.
For example you might say "yes, I will sleep in today" meaning you have less time to go to the gym in the morning (so long New Year's resolution). Or you might say "yes, I'll attend these different church functions every night of the week" meaning you have less time to actually spend with God in prayer and in His word.
Let me know what you find out pretty girl.