I believe that all of the activities we partake in outside of our obligations can essentially be categorized in three different ways. Being able to identify your activities throughout the day can easily show you things you can do to give yourself a little pick-me-up, especially on days they are much needed. So I’ve defined these activities as life-giving, chill or fun activities.
Are things that give you life! Activities that fill your soul up with goodness so that you are full so you can easily share and support others.
Are just like they sound, chill. They are things you do to relax and numb your brain so you don’t have to think about anything else.
Are things you just enjoy doing that aren’t quite life-giving but they just help you have a good fricken’ time!
So for me
Life-giving activities – writing, gratitude, reading, working out, church at St John Fisher/Cottonwood, reflection, eating healthy, devotional, volunteering, quality hang outs/conversations
Chill activities – Netflix, social media
Fun activities – blog, photography, planning trips, online shopping, apex, chillin’ with friends
And now that I’ve categorized my daily activities, I have a much better sense of what I’m doing with my time and it allows me to be more conscious of what I do to ensure that I am filling my day with life-giving activities rather than chill activities that make my brain go numb. They say that if we’re not measuring progress, how do we know we’re improving. And if we don’t know, how do we know to shake things up to take things up a notch? So let’s think about what your activities are, and how can we be more conscious of doing more life-giving activities during our day because those are the ones that recharge and rejuvenate ourselves.