Spent some time today cleaning out my space so I can begin a healthy schedule of writing and creating again. Really enjoyed putting things in their places and just treasuring each item that I’ve kept over the years, for one reason or another.
I’ve also set my alarm clock for the days ahead - a wake up call at 6am, an alarm at 8.30am to remind me to stop writing and prepare for work, and a sleep reminder at 10am to tell me to bathe. Need to overcome the sin of sloth - otherwise called the “passion” of the enneagram number 9 - because I don’t want my laziness to drive, or limit, me.
There’s a mantra I wrote as a reminder to self:
“I wanna be successful. I want to be understood and loved and admired and respected. What God thinks of me is more important than what anyone else thinks of me. I have purpose and worth and gifting. I am valued and my presence means something. I can take care of myself. I can take care of what he entrusts to me. I have permission to protect and care for what is mine. I pray for love to be my legacy. I can overcome difficulties. I can meet challenges with joyful presence. I can be sober and grateful and still in the presence of Him who makes all things work.”