1 Thessalonians 4:11 says, "make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands..."
DO Work with your hands. Be active. Idle hands are the devil's handiwork or so I'm told...I do believe when you are too idle your mind can wander into some pretty dark places.
DO what you know you have to do each day and go about your work vigorously with joy. Know what you need to do, make a plan and do it. You will rest easy when you know you've had a productive day.
DO NOT compete. Live YOUR best life and live within your means. Be thankful and content.
DO NOT worry. Let go of the things you cannot control. If you are facing a problem, try to take the emotion out of it. Approach it logically and from every angle. Ask the Lord for wisdom and think in a manner that is pleasing to Him. Let it go. For more on that check out this post: Manage Your Emotions.
DO NOT give in to FOMO. Fear OF Missing Out. It keeps people in a cycle of running to every social event even though their body is exhausted and they need to rest, unwind, and spend some valuable time recharging.
Do spend some time outside without electronics. Take a walk. Sit on your front porch and try to identify all of the birds and the different sounds they make. I love this Bird Book and have learned so much about the birds that frequent our feeders.
These are just a few ideas that I hope get your wheels turning and prompt you to slow down and seek a quiet way of living.
Thank you for reading.
Grace & peace,
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