Friday, May 9, 2014

A Time for Rest + May Goals

2014 has been a year of working hard to achieve great things. Each month has been filled to the brim with goals, pushing myself to do more, do better, be better.

At the beginning of May, I was so overwhelmed with work and goals, I felt lost. I felt like I had lost myself, trying to focus on work, my businesses, and everything else that's been going on in life. The nonstop grind of everyday goals and work was taking a major toll on my health and happiness. Constantly exhausted, feeling like I was getting nothing done (even though I had been doing a lot,) and a complete disconnect from what I felt God was asking me to do.

May has now become my month of rest. A time for rest. It is much needed and I hope God will use this time to bring to light how He wants me to spend my time. I hope that the end of May will bring renewed energy and passion for whatever it is that He wants me to be doing with my life. That I be less focused on day to day goals and things I "need" to get done... in order to hear His voice and gain clarity on what it is that He needs me to be doing.

Do you ever wonder how you fit into His beautiful plan and how you should really be spending your time for His glory? That's what May is about for me. Not what I want or need. Not focusing on the areas where I feel I should be working hard to achieve success. May is about a quiet rest, quiet conversations with God and a quiet reassurance in the direction I should be heading.

May Goals
- Rest more
- Rely on God more
- Meditate
- Enjoy the calm, everyday things

Only four goals. But they are probably some of the hardest goals I've set for myself this year. I've lost the ability to actually enjoy the everyday things because of what I "should" be getting done. So hello, beautiful May. I've already felt renewed + more peaceful with the books I've been reading, the extra sleep I've been getting and the time I've spent in my garden.

Doing each of these things because I want to do them, not because they are an item on my checklist. How you spending your time in May?



  1. I think those are the best goals that I've read from anyone in a long, long time.
    I am realizing that I need to do the same. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Dawn. It can be so hard to disconnect from everything we feel we SHOULD be doing. But I'm sure this month will be time very well spent, in the end <3 Thank you for reading!

  2. Beautiful how you let God handle yoir emotions when you are feeling stressed. I too have been overwhelmed with goals and all the things I feel like I need to accomplish....but He always reminds me (gently) of where I should be focusing.
    Your goals of resting and seeking God too!


    1. I have to intentionally work towards quiet resting time to hear Him. Otherwise I get so "busy" with the goals and lists and work, too wrapped up in my own plans to know what His are. Hopefully this time out, helps!

  3. Oh my goodness can I relate to this post! Wow. I have been in a similar place. Thanks for the reminder of what I need to focus on.

    1. You're welcome for the reminder and thank you so much for always reading, my sweet friend! I hope you find rest + peace this month too <3


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