A few things I’ve been doing to get my life back on track lately:
Waking up before my daughter does. I’ve found this dramatically changes the tone of my day. I’m no longer waking up in response to something, but on my own terms. Of course this means sleeping earlier to make a 5:30 or 6am start.
Not going online. I usually check my email/feeds/twitter on my ipod touch as soon as I role out of bed and as I brush my teeth. Then I’d be loading up the computer as Stellar drinks her milk. No more. It’s been hard, but I’ve got to start cutting back somewhere.
Doing nothing productive. Every morning as the tea’s boiling, I’ve began my day by simply watching the sunrise, breathing, and listening to the wind.
Working out again. I’m trying to pick up running, but I don’t know how well my back will hold up on this one. I might need to read up on how to strengthen other areas before continuing.
Reading. Much more selectively these days. Besides the scriptures, I’ve been soaking in books on family, creativity, and spirituality. I think I was on a productivity kick for a bit too long, right now I’m definitely in a season of learning and reimagining .
Question. I’ve been trying to reflect, pray, meditate on a single question each day. Lately it’s been Why am I hear today? Not as overarching as the reason for my entire existence, but simply today. Sometimes the answer’s are quite routine and unspectacular, but it’s helped me stay focused on what’s important, if even for a brief moment.
What about you? Do you have tips on rebooting your life and staying centered on what matters?