Chelsea Crockett

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God’s To-Do List

The Bible is filled with endless “do’s” and “don’ts” that instruct us on God’s perfect way to live our lives. It’s like he provides the perfect “to-do list” to ensure…

The Bible is filled with endless “do’s” and “don’ts” that instruct us on God’s perfect way to live our lives. It’s like he provides the perfect “to-do list” to ensure us joy, hope, and trust in him.

There are several “do’s” that God wants us to live by. Meditate on them and put them into practice, every day and for the days to come!

  • Pray continually.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

When we pray continually, God reveals things to us that he never would’ve without our constant communication with him. Prayer is so, so important and it should never get taken advantage of. It’s so easy to pray that we often forget about how truly amazing it actually is. Sit down, talk to God, and lean on him, not forgetting the power and awesomeness of prayer! 

  • Trust in the Lord.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust is always hard no matter who it may be given to, or lack thereof. There is so much comfort found in the fact that God assures us on trust so many times throughout the Bible. Proverbs 3:5-6 is the perfect example of this! When we lean on God and not ourselves, honestly and truthfully, God shows us his perfect way.   

  • Be thankful for even the small things.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” – James 1:17

When we practice thankfulness, we develop a whole new mindset. Instead of praising God for only the big things that occur in our lives, try thanking him for even the smallest of blessings. It may be the short line at the grocery store or the good grade you got on a quiz. Whatever it may be, thank him continually and in ever circumstance!

  • Dive into scripture.

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” – Romans 15:4

The Word of God should never be taken advantage of. When we have God’s actual word right in front of us, we should meditate on it and discover all it has to offer.

  • Steer clear of gossip.

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” – Ephesians 4:29

God commands us not once, but several times in the Bible to stay away from bad conversation. Gossip not only spreads rumors, but it attracts drama and unwanted attention. Be mindful of the conversations you’re having with others. Be sure to only involve yourself with conversations that build people up, not tear them down!

There are tons of other things you could add to this list, but these are some of the more obvious “to-do’s” that God gives us in his word. Stay alert and conscious of putting these into effect!

– Chelsea

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How to Get Things Done Even When you Really Don’t Want to

To me, one of the worst feelings is knowing I have a ton of stuff to do but not wanting to do a single bit of it. You know the…

To me, one of the worst feelings is knowing I have a ton of stuff to do but not wanting to do a single bit of it. You know the feeling, I’m sure. It is summer, you are laying on the couch chilling, but your to-do list is running through your head and you are starting to get anxious about everything you have to get done. You would much rather watch one more episode of Gilmore Girls than pick up your summer homework or clean your house like your mom asked you to. We all want to be productive, but sometimes we lack the motivation. Here are 4 ways to get things done when you flat out don’t want to.

  1. Keep the goal in mind: if you just remember why it is important that you get your task done, and put things into perspective, it can help you stay motivated to start and finish.84514
  2. Start with the worst: If you start with your least favorite task first, then the rest of the list won’t seem so bad! If you really hate running errands or cleaning bathrooms or doing homework, then do those first thing, and then you will feel relieved and motivated to power through the rest of your to-dos.
  3. Change your perspective: Rather than grumbling about how much you hate this and would rather be doing other things, give yourself a positive pep talk. Next time you are tempted to complain about a task and put it off, try and think to yourself that you can do it, and if you get it done now you will have time to do things you like later.
  4. Bribe yourself: Our brains are wired to seek reward. So, next time you have a to-do list a mile long, tell yourself, for example, that you will work on it for an hour and a half, then you can have a break and watch one episode of your favorite show. Then you will go back to your list, then rest. Taking breaks will keep you productive and motivated!

Now that you have these tips, your to-do list doesn’t stand a chance!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Start a Productive Week

Sunday afternoons after church are the ultimate lazy day, especially when it is cold and rainy or snowy. It is the end of the weekend, and after a long week…

Sunday afternoons after church are the ultimate lazy day, especially when it is cold and rainy or snowy. It is the end of the weekend, and after a long week at school all I want to do is take a nap! But, in order to get the most out of the week ahead, there are a few things you can do on your Sunday afternoon. I love feeling prepared for the upcoming week because it helps me know everything I have going on and makes me feel in control! Here are 5 things that are helpful to do on Sundays that will prepare you for a productive week and put your mind at ease.

  1. Set weekly goals: Do you have important tasks or goals for your week? Write them down so you can feel accomplished when you cross them off! They can be simple things like “do 2 loads of laundry” or even “write blog post for website” ;).
  2. Clean up: Starting your week off with clean sheets on your bed, a clean room, and a clean bathroom does wonders. Feeling clean and clutter free is an awesome feeling, and one of the best things ever is falling asleep in clean sheets. Hang up your clean clothes and put the dirty ones in a wad on the floor into the hamper!Screen-Shot-2015-02-23-at-3.22.02-PM
  3. Pack up: Get your backpack, purse, and lunch (if you bring your lunch) ready for the morning ahead. Monday mornings are usually rough, so having everything ready to go will get you off to a good start.
  4. Write your daily to-do’s: Because of my crazy work/school schedule, I need to write everything down that is going on so I don’t forget anything. Writing out my daily agenda for the week helps me visualize everything I have going on and plan accordingly.
  5. Outfit plan: Check the weather for the next day and lay out your outfit. If you are feeling adventurous, plan out the next few days as well!

What do YOU do on Sundays to get your week off to a smooth start? Comment below!

 

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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