So, it's August...already. I cannot believe how quickly the Summer has come and gone. But I have officially hit that point where I am excited for Summer to leave and Autumn to come, so it's the perfect time for August to sneak up on us ;)
The problem with new months though, is that I look back and realize that I never (like ever) accomplish my goals. I have a major self-control problem, which is why I have titled this post "August Self-Control".
It doesn't matter how many goals I set, or how important those goals are, if I never make myself practice self-control. Because if that's the case, I'm just going to keep on slacking in every, stinkin' area of life.
Last month, the ONLY thing I accomplished on my July goal-list was going to the beach (which was already semi-planned). Everything else was an epic-fail.
Seriously. Self-ControlSo this month, my only goal is to have self-control.
- If I want to go out to eat, but we have no extra money, then I am not going out to eat.
If I want to sit on the couch instead of taking baby E for a walk, I am going to take at least a short walk, because a little bit is better than nothing.
If I want a donut, I will have ONE...not three.
If I want to watch another episode of Blue Bloods, but I haven't read the Bible, then Blue Bloods is over for the night.
Too HardThe thing is, this still sounds "too hard", which is completely silly. The only reason it sounds hard, is because I don't want to do it. But I know it will be plenty worth it in the long run.
So I'm going to work on being more controlled this month. I will do my best to remember (and care) that self-control is one of the fruits of the Spirit, and also that just because I can do something, doesn't mean I should.
Anyone else feeling like a lack of self-control is hindering your progress? Comment below.