I follow quite a few writers, speakers, trailblazers of health and wellness (mental, physical and emotional) through the internet. There's quite a plethora of junk floating around in cyberspace so I have narrowed down to the few that I believe are actually credible and worth my time. That is a huge part of Life Management also. Discerning who and what gets your time.
As I am always in tune to articles about "Life Management", I was intrigued by this one on the disciplines of the heart. They make total sense!! If these four disciplines are kept in check and are cultivated in a spiritually and emotionally healthy way, our lives can flourish...the way we are meant to.
You can read Michael's short article here:
Here is my summary on the four:
1. The discipline of REFLECTION -
Taking a retreat from life, noise, others
Reading books that will compel you to reflect. I cited authors such as
A.W. Tozier, C.S. Lewis, Donald Miller, John Townsend, Henry Cloud, Spurgeon
2. The discipline of REST -
God created us to "shut down" for a third of the daily cycle (Who does that??)
Rest must be deliberate
Rest from technology as well as from stressors and responsibilities
3. The discipline of RECREATION -
Not necessarily exercise or working out, but an activity you enjoy
Amusement is not recreation
Express your creativity through recreation. CREATE something.
Recreation done the right way will release endorphins just as exercise does
4. The discipline of RELATIONSHIPS -
We were built for relationships. God made us to exist and need each other.
Social media is NOT a relationship
Choose quality relationships over quantity
Kim is wife to Jeff, mother to three daughters, five grandchildren, a life coach and counselor, an author of two books, and a college minister and independent business owner. Lots of fan in the fire. Managing life is the best way to get it all done.