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