Time Management Tip: Chase the fun
When I was putting together my talk for the Declare Conference earlier this month, I discovered something really wonderful about social media. The trends are leaning toward “less is more.” Facebook has elements of YouTube, with live video options and face filters. Instagram now has live video, face filters, and the ability to save posts into folders like Pinterest. There is so much overlap in what these channels can do that we don’t have to be everywhere anymore. We can chase what is fun for us and follow where our audience is without having to be all things for all people.
When it comes to the work we’re doing the passions we have, take a look at the tasks you feel obligated to do and determine whether or not they must be done. If they do, go back to our earlier tip about doing the worst tasks first and get them out of the way. But if you realize they’re only on your list because you think you “should” do them? Prayerfully consider why they were on your list to start with, and remove them if they’re causing you stress, anxiety, and doubt about your calling. There are always parts of our work that aren’t enjoyable, but when we have the chance to chase the fun and enjoy the work we do for God’s kingdom, we can work with joy.
Inspiration: “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game!” —Mary Poppins
Resource: 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs
Annie is one of the most fun people I know. I mean, she has a podcast called “That Sounds Fun” and has the only Instagram stories that are a must watch in my feed. Her smile and laugh are contagious and so is her love for glitter. This book invites you to learn how to move from fear to fun and overcome what’s holding you back from being brave.