Finding Rhythms; Creating Routines

 

So, how was your first day of class?

Great, I hope!

It won’t be long before all that feels new and unfamiliar today, will become more comfortable and common.

But before it does, allow me to suggest a proactive step for you to take:

Feel out some natural rhythms — and create some intentional routines.

The truth of the matter is that we could easily schedule over (or against) some of the natural, restorative rhythms in our lives; as well as (without intention) leave little to no room for some important and generative routines.

SO, as the new year begins and you start to settle into a new academic year (and for some of you, a new home), I have a few questions for you:

  1. Are you leaving margin in your schedule for unprogrammed, unscheduled time?
  2. Are you attempting to find, create, or keep some sacred time in your day and in your week?
  3. How can you take advantage of quiet time in your dorm room or apartment?
  4. Who are you planning to spend time with this semester?
  5. How much time will you commit to getting exercise? getting off campus? serving others?
  6. What things will you intentionally and consistently include in your schedule that will nurture your soul and challenge your faith?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!

Please take a moment to share in the comment section below.

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