A few weeks ago I sent out an email asking you to share what you’re struggling with most right now. Hundreds of you responded and it was an honor and a privilege to hear from you. I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised when the number one thing so many of you shared was the same as what I would have answered for that question.
We’re all trying to figure out how to do it all. How do we make our passions and dreams work when we’re also raising families and committed to our communities and working jobs that don’t feel like where we want to be? How do we balance the day-to-day with the overwhelming to-do list in our heads, the latest and greatest technology and social media, the bossiness of the internet that shows off what everyone else is doing and we’re just trying to avoid binge watching Netflix…again….?
I don’t think I have any brilliant answers for you, but I want to try. I want to walk with you in October as we navigate some practical time management advice that might help move us from chaos to calm. For several years I have written a 31 days series based on something that was for me – a way to promote a project, or a topic that I just really loved at the time. This year, it’s for you. It’s for us. And I hope that the way we’ll go through it makes it fun and not just one more email that shows up in your inbox that adds to your stress.
So here’s the plan. For Write 31 Days 2017 (a yearly writing challenge that I host, and you can learn more about here), I’ll be posting every day in October about “Time Management: Holy Hustle Style.” Each day we’ll tackle one time management tip, tool, or suggestion and you’ll also find an inspirational quote or Scripture verse to help keep you focused on your work that day. I’m also going to try to find some podcast episodes and books that might be helpful, but frankly my own time management is in need of some help, so no promises on that one!
I know it’s been quiet around here, and I hope you don’t feel like I’m attacking your inbox next month as this series starts. Stick with me though – I promise it will quiet down again once November hits. If you have a friend you think might enjoy this month-long series, I would love for you to share this post and invite them to subscribe. At the end of October I’m hoping to share a PDF download with all of you that includes all the time management tips and encouraging quotes/Scripture so you can keep those nearby as you do the work God has called you to do.
This one is for you. I hope you enjoy it.