Well, I must say I am a little disappointed in the lack of response to my invitation to introduce yourself, but life goes on. Maybe it is just the two reading this blog an awfully lot! :)
But I have a question for you today. How do you make yourself do something you do not really want to do?
You see, summer is over, the crazy month of September is over, and it is time to get into routines and patterns, settle down in some sort of way. October is always a month that my husband travels in. I thought perhaps this year would be different since he is not going back "over there" for awhile, but nope - he's off to another end of the world doing something else. So October is gearing up to be what it has always been for our family - a month to settle down, to find routines and patterns, and to set the tone for the rest of the school year.
The problem is that I am running low on the ability to make myself step into things I should be doing.
I need to clean out the fridge.
I need to cover the gardens.
I need to clean out cupboards and go through winter clothes.
I need to simply clean this house!
I need to organize my kids so they get up on time, go to bed on time, make their beds, eat their breakfasts, finish their homework.
But it goes deeper than that. I need to again make time for regularly sitting down to read, pray, and study God's word. It is amazing how easy it is to break a habit and how difficult it is to regain a habit.
How do you go about starting up routines in life when you've fallen out of doing them? When all you feel like is sitting and staring off into space? How do you get back in the saddle again?
Ever been there? What got you through it?