Work. Relax. Repeat.

I think God made us to operate on cycles. One of these cycles is work, relax, repeat. For example, when using a computer, it’s best to take brief breaks from the screen. Every 10 minutes, look 10 feet away, for 10 seconds. For every hour of sitting, do five minutes of walking. For every sixContinue reading “Work. Relax. Repeat.”

7 Habits for The Good Life (7)

Last, but certainly not least– Dream. I don’t mean sleep a lot. I don’t mean daydream during important classes or meetings. I mean dream as in setting goals and planning toward those goals. Plan toward your dream. Execute your plan. Work hard. Study hard. Figure out what it takes to accomplish your dream, then do it.Continue reading “7 Habits for The Good Life (7)”

7 Habits for the Good Life (6)

Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved to play sports. In fact, as a boy, he played every sport he possibly could. As a youth, he played four sports. When he moved into middle school and high school, he dropped down to three. By the end of high school, he played two. In college, one. By theContinue reading “7 Habits for the Good Life (6)”

7 Habits for The Good Life (5)

Perhaps my last post was too brief. Showering is what helps me stay sane. Every day. If I’m not showering, you can be sure my sanity is reaching its end. Why? Because a shower makes for a clean body, a fresh vibe, and a clear mind. My wife often asks why I take such long showers andContinue reading “7 Habits for The Good Life (5)”

7 Habits for The Good Life (3)

I’m fully convinced of the efficacy of this habit. Some may disagree, but that’s okay. The habit I’m speaking of is prayer–talking to and listening to Jesus. Talk to him about everything. Talk to him individually. As a couple. With your kids. You’ll be glad you did. And don’t forget about the second part–listening. ItContinue reading “7 Habits for The Good Life (3)”

7 Habits for The Good Life (2)

Read regularly. Read broadly. The Good Book is good. It is always worth reading. There are a good many other books worth reading too. Read numerous authors. Read numerous genres. Read in other languages if you can. I try to have about four or five books going at a time. One in the Bible. OneContinue reading “7 Habits for The Good Life (2)”