For the last two posts, I’ve been on a quest to thin/shrink my notecards from past explore, catalogue, and consolidate posts so that I can make another explore, catalogue, and consolidate. I’ve felt the weight of my growing stack of notecards and want to address them, but feel like I need to thin/shrink the old list before adding to it an official way (namely, blogging as I’ve already added them in an unofficial way by letting new notecards be written).
So, the goal is to cross off as many as possible tonight. Since if I knock off an entire section, it is the most space earned back and if I knock off the oldest section, it is the most space the most times earned back, I’m starting with the oldest section first (12.10.2016). Because it is an older section, some of the cards have been lost and therefore they are the shortest to address (since they have the least content to address: only the header that is documented on this blog). Those lost topics are:
- Habits for living:
- At least 60 minutes at least 4 days a week – exercise body
- At least 45 minutes at least 4 days a week – exercise imagination/creativity
- At least 45 minutes at least 4 days a week – exercise gratitude/slow down
- At least 90 minutes at least 4 days a week – exercise biblical literacy
I’m not sure where this came from, but it resembles something I would have created without borrowing material or formatting from someone else. Either way, let me respond to it by affirming that I do not do these things, but think that they would be good habits for living. I affirm that the body, imagination/creativity, gratitude/slow-down, and biblical literacy all will wither if not exercised. Further, I affirm that these are great habits for living. A person is wise who seeks to be literate in the Bible, have gratitude/slow-down, foster creativity/imagination, and maintain a healthy body.
Truthfully, I am not wise to neglect these things and I believe that if the Lord gives me days to do it, I will start doing these things. If you’re reading this, what do you think – should more or less time be devoted to eat category? Are there any categories that are not listed that should have been (or that were listed that don’t need to be)?
For me, I think that the time frames are high, but reasonable. Maybe the middle two couple be decreased some… put on alternating days or decreased to twenty minutes a piece. Maybe the first and last could be shortened by 20-30 minutes, but honestly, if a person is looking for significant growth/maintenance of impressive results, then significant effort is required. So, I think the time frames are high, but reasonable. Likewise with frequency. As for content, nothing was mentioned about social or romantic life (nor was hygiene or prayer – but maybe they were in the first and fourth). Neglecting the social and romantic parts of life seem like a mistake to me and therefore this list is helpful, but incomplete. If this was indeed something I made for myself, I think its incompleteness is fine, because I have (due to past diligence) a strong social and romantic habit that does not need strict monitoring.
- Pursuit of: health, wealth, love, and happiness
I honestly have no idea what was in mind here so it’ll be hard to respond to. Maybe I wanted to talk about how I was pursuing those or how they prevent the pursuit of each other or how they coalesce in the pursuit of each other. But since I have no idea what I meant, I’m not going to say much. My response is: these seem like great pursuits; just remember the words of Jesus: “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”