GUWYWU (pronouced G-you-Y-you). Get Up When You Wake Up. Time Management 201. I am continuing my 2016 time tool of getting up when I wake up until ALL of my sleep thoughts bow to my God given authority to master my thought life in all areas. Like a well trained K-9. Why? Because...
One day, after almost six solid months of working late into the evenings and still not having enough time, I began to feel increasingly overwhelmed. I began to believe that it was not enough time in the week for me to accomplished the items I desired to accomplish. What a disheartening feeling! And a counterproductive one! I began to look for shortcuts and settle for less than my best. As a Life Coach, you cannot exist in that space and still help your Clients. After three months, I noticed I was turning away new Clients because I was in this ‘space.’ I was hitting snooze several times everyday because I felt I was losing and wasn’t going to get everything done anyway. Plus, for about a month, I was even waking up BEFORE my alarm would go off! It was horrible!! I was praying asking for help, but in the same breath, I was complaining that it wasn’t enough hours in the day!
On one of the days I woke up pre-alarm, I was about to force myself to go back to sleep when I heard, “Get Up.” I remember my natural mind immediately saying, “No, I am going to get this sleep.” Why would anyone get up early for no reason? I used to wonder about people who would say they couldn’t sleep; I always felt as if they weren’t trying hard enough because I could will myself to sleep. Or so I thought anyway. But that day, as I lay wrestling within myself over whether to get up, it hit me. Simply and like a ton of bricks at the same time. "You. Are. Already. Up. If you choose to use this time for sleep, then sleep is your goal. But recognize that this, daughter, is TIME."
THIS was the time that I kept saying there wasn’t enough of, yet I was wasting anywhere from 60-90 minutes a day wrestling over 'faux' sleep every single day. That is over 300 hours a year! How many books, speeches, and workouts could be accomplished with that time? How many house projects checked off or vacations gone on? God had been answering me for over a month (at least), and I was complaining too much to hear Him. Yet He still blessed me with the simple answer of GUWYWU.
What mindset areas are YOU mastering this season?