Extra hour


What did you do with your extra hour? Sunday we did our annual “Fall Back” on our clocks. Which means we get an extra hour in our day. Of course, we lose it in the spring so it balances out. Most people say how busy they are. If only I had another hour in my day or a few more hours in my week, I would…..  Today you did. What did you do with it?

Before you think I am judging you, I am not. My honest plan for my hour was to sleep until I wanted to, then get up, make French toast and watch Netflix. Yep. My extra hour that I needed so badly was going to be used to watch TV. God had other plans. I did sleep well but I wake up automatically. So at 6 am (which is 5 am before the time change), I said no and tried to sleep. When I realized I was up, I decided to watch an online sermon. My son’s soccer games have been on Sunday morning the past month. We have missed church for a month. I wanted to watch one of the sermons I missed. I am so glad I did. (If you want to see what I watched, go to https://madeforfellowship.com/sermons/who-mourn/).

Did you sleep in? Have coffee with a friend or your spouse? Take the dog on a walk? Catch up on your TIVO? Make a special breakfast for your family? How did you spend your extra hour?

Without any judgement on yourself, look at how you spent it. There isn’t a wrong answer. The right answer is this – examine how you spent the hour and look at why you spent it that way. Do some self-analysis. Make a change to improve your life.

  • I slept in because I am exhausted all the time – how can I get more sleep on a regular basis? Make a plan.
  • I had coffee with my spouse – I am going to set a coffee date with my sweetheart every Saturday morning.
  • I walked the dog and it felt great. I am going to do this 3x a week (don’t make unrealistic goals like “everyday”, make a change you can keep)
  • Watching TIVO – I am going to reevaluate my shows and only record and watch the ones that really appeal to me. When I have time to watch, at least I know it’s a show that I enjoy.
  • Made a special breakfast for your family – I forgot how much I love to cook when I have time. I am going to make Saturday morning my cooking morning.

Taking time to be self aware is good. We can make changes for the better in our life if we stop and look at why we are doing or not doing something. I encourage you to take a moment and examine what you did with your extra hour. I used part of mine to write this. I am glad I did. Now it’s time for French Toast.

Dream Big! Pray Big!

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