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Lockdown Diary Day 49: Fruitful

4:52 AM

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Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. I love proverbs that's simple but with a profound meaning and has been proven to be true through time. 

Yesterday I went to bed as early as 9:30 PM. 💃

My sleep has been erratic since the lockdown started so I woke up...12:59 AM! Crazy.

I was happy when I got out of bed thinking that I finally would be able to start early. I thought it's 4 AM.

That's alright. I love starting my day while the world is still asleep (although I didn't expect to be starting while the world was just starting to fall asleep). I've made this a fruitful day.


Fruitful


Rundown of my day (not because you asked for it but because I want to remember)

  1. I started my day listening to a reflection on Spotify. I've newly discovered All Things Catholic by Dr. Edward Sri.
  2. Since I'm a multitasker, I was doing some stretching while listening to him preach about The Wedding at Cana. 

  3. My husband woke up after an hour and we had our breakfast...at 2 AM! 
  4. Then I started working on my tasks
  5. By 4 AM I was dozing off and I haven't even opened my phone yet! I was winning my morning. So i took a nap break.
  6. Woke up at 8 AM because it's starting to get warm.
  7. Lunch at 10 AM. I'm usually just waking up around this time.
  8. Worked on more tasks.
  9. We're eating dinner by 5 PM. That's normal to us. What's not normal was that I helped start cooking our meal. 😂
  10. I was planning to skip my weekly Accountability Call because I didn't want to stay up beyond 9 PM. But I attended anyway. It helps me stay on track to speak with my fellow freelancers.
  11. In bed by 10:30 PM.
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That may be a boring day for some most people. 

For to me that's a day of hustling and I love it. It's been productive.

It's fruitful too because:

  • I got an invitation to send a proposal.
  • I got additional prospects on my list.
  • I got to finish tasks I've been setting aside.
  • I started my day with the Word again! 
  • I remembered to pray The Millionaire's Prayer.
  • I was able to spend more time with my husband
During this pandemic, I allowed myself to just listen to worship songs while working. That's good but my attention is more on my tasks than on the worship.

If I'm not tired, I'd insert a few minutes listening to a reflection

That shouldn't be the case.

God should be first and center. 

Today wasn't a perfect day...

I encountered some technical problems.

Someone forwarded to me a news link about our government saying they're "not obliged" to conduct mass testing and leaving it to the private sector to do something about it. 🤦
 
Elect a clown, expect a circus. Am I right?

I wish tomorrow's election day so it's still fresh in the people's mind what these clowns got us into. 

We forget easily. That's the problem. That's why history keeps repeating itself. We never learn.

Well, that's it for today.

Looking forward to another fruitful tomorrow because even in the midst of this pandemic, my God remains faithful and generous.

I can be rest assured that He will never let my cup run dry.

There is cornucopia even in this crisis because my God is the God who can make the impossible happen.

Indeed His people can be fruitful even in the wasteland. What an amazing God we have!

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, 
having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 
- 2 Corinthians 9:8


Your turn

  • How did your day go?
  • What time of day do you get more productive?


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  1. Early to bed....... does not work for me as I tend to get up in the middle of the night and then stay awake for a long long time.

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