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:
- Are you leaving margin in your schedule for unprogrammed, unscheduled time?
- Are you attempting to find, create, or keep some sacred time in your day and in your week?
- How can you take advantage of quiet time in your dorm room or apartment?
- Who are you planning to spend time with this semester?
- How much time will you commit to getting exercise? getting off campus? serving others?
- 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.