It’s not very often that I find myself struggling to get things done. Few things come close to the satisfaction I feel with accomplishing things and crossing them off my list.
That’s who I am–a list maker so I can be as productive as possible. I always have multiple projects that I am working on. Some are for fun and some are necessary.
There is no lack of things to keep me occupied. I actually like doing farm work. I like the sense of accomplishment that comes with fixing, maintaining, or improving things around the farm. It never feels like work to me; I call it a labor of love.
I have the same feeling when it comes to helping people. I pride myself in being a problem solver. You may not find a connection between being an electronics technician and a health coach, but actually both involve me working with people to solve problems.
As an electronics technician, it is not usually people that are malfunctioning; usually it’s electronic equipment. Nevertheless, both jobs require a lot of dedication and attention to detail. By fixing important electronic equipment that people use, I am helping them to do their job. You may even say that I am improving the quality of their work life.
As a health coach, I help people improve the quality of their life by teaching them new healthy habits. That includes choosing healthy food, appropriate exercise/activity, stress reduction, and positive mental attitude.
I am constantly reading and keeping up with the latest news in health, writing articles to inform readers on all sorts of health-related topics, creating new programs for my clients, keeping current in my training, and of course, coaching clients.
Lately though, I have been struggling to even make a dent in my daily list of things to do. Even my housework has been falling by the wayside. Perhaps I could blame it on the “dog days of summer”, or maybe some early menopause hormonal hijinks.
Whatever is the cause for my slump, I am determined to break free from it. Diffusing essential oils helps, and so does meditation. As a matter of fact, I am working on a video that teaches how to reduce stress immediately with just a few minutes of simple meditation.
I have to go out of town for a few days next week; I am hoping that a change in routine will help get me back on track. There will be no distractions in my hotel room so hopefully, I can get some writing and studying done.
It is officially getting hot here in Texas now, and the garden harvest seems to be coming to the climax. We have been enjoying zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, beets, kale, lettuces, spinach, tomatoes, a variety of peppers, pumpkins, basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, dill, and carrots. Now our peaches are ripe!
Everything has been so delicious, it’s hard to even describe the amazing flavor and freshness. I love eating all of it. The extra rain we have been getting has really helped it all grow and thrive. About the only thing that hasn’t done well is the Brussels sprouts. I think it may have been too wet for them.
I’m going to keep things short this time. May your next week be pleasant, and may you be safe as you enjoy celebrating Independence Day on the 4th of July.
Luke 6:38 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.