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When Every Hour is a Rush Hour: Finding Peace in a Hectic World

March 21, 2024 | Lyn Cantrell

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No matter the situation, one thing all women seem to have in common is an overly full calendar and not enough hours in the day. It often feels we are running from one thing to another with no time to digest what’s next. A loss of balance at home, at work, with personal time or all of the above is not a pace anyone can keep up for very long. 

Soon, we find ourselves trudging through the day, just going through the motions, and wondering where the time has gone.

Sound familiar? If so, maybe it’s time to look at things from a different angle.

Being crazy busy happens because we live in a culture that focuses on long hours, rather than the value being added. It happens because we feel the need to do all the things. It happens because we put pressure on ourselves that is unreasonable.

It happens because we have lost sight of healthy boundaries.

Self-care boundaries should always be a non-negotiable when it comes to planning the week.  Ephesians 5:15-16 says, “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity.” By setting boundaries in our work and other commitments, we can prioritize our time and energy on the things that truly matter, and make the most of every opportunity to honor God.

Here are a few ideas to help you find the boundaries that work for you:

1) Learn to say no. 

When we say yes to everything, we not only overly fill our schedules, but we may also be stealing a blessing from someone who needs an opportunity.

2) Put down your phone.

Choose a time in the evening to put your phone away – no texts, no games, no social media. Use this time instead to read, take a bubble bath, take a walk, or just be silent.

3) Schedule an appointment for some Jesus time.

This is a huge non-negotiable. This does not have to be in the early morning or late at night – just a time that you can give Him your uninterrupted time. 

4)  Register for One Day for Women

Finding rest is just one of many topics being offered at the special event for women on April 20th at Church on the Hill. Click here to register.

Boundaries are Healthy

Setting healthy boundaries is essential for Christian women who desire to love and serve others, while also taking care of our own needs and well-being.

Most importantly, it allows us to honor God with our lives and make a positive impact on the world around us.