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Productivity, Schedules, & Rest

"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is."

Ephesians 5:15-17


"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."

Matthew 6:33


Emily Lei's Simplified Planner describes the Process of Simplifying:

1. Name What Matters

2. Eliminate Distractions

3. Establish a Routine

4. Choose What Matters


Keeping in mind the step of naming what matters, what is the one thing that will disappoint you if you don't accomplish it at the end of the year? That may be your top focus to help you prioritize your schedule.


Author Jordan Lee Dooley also encourages us in Own Your Everyday to set 3 goals and make those your top priorities.Underneath each goal set 3 sub-points of specific action points that will help you achieve each goal.


Alli and Kathryn share tips for managing schedules in their own lives:

boundaries and asking for help!


Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message) says:

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”


Was Jesus busy? Yes. But, was He rushed? No. Jesus was rarely in a hurry. He was very paced, intentional, measured, and confident- and He moved from that place. When we come to Him in obedience, we can operate from that place too. Listen to the full episode here.


Stay watered, friends! - Alli & Kathryn