As I continue sharing some of my New Year's resolutions with you in the "Heart, Mind, Body & Soul" format of my upcoming book The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul, today I want to focus for a few moments on "Soul".
Most of you know that I'm a pretty faith-oriented person. Because readership of this blog is more diverse than the other places where I write, I will spare you the specific details of my faith-oriented resolutions for this year. I will say, however, that for me to be "successful" in my other goals for this year, this particular set of resolutions is the bedrock upon which the others are built.
Regardless of your personal religious affiliation (or intentional lack thereof), I hope you will join me in making time each and every day for quiet in your life. We can all get so caught up in the busy-ness of our worlds that we neglect our spiritual underpinnings. For me, I know that when I let this part of my life go astray, the wheels begin to fall off of the cart and nothing else runs properly. What I call "prayer time" you may call "meditation" or "silent time".
Regardless, isn't this quieting of our minds for a few moments each day essential not only to our mental and physical well-being, but to our productivity levels as well? It sounds a bit crazy to say "schedule quiet time", but in my life, the intentional scheduling of this action item at the start of the day makes everything else go more smoothly.
Have you set "Soul" resolutions for this year?