#095: When Planners Waste Time

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Have you ever felt like setting up your planner or even updating your planner is just a waste of time, just an exercise in futility? There’s no denying that sometimes you feel that way because it’s true. In today’s episode we’re going to talk about what to do when your planner really is a waste of time.

Let’s dig in.

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Why Planners Are a Waste of Time

Although the hope of a fresh new year often expresses itself in new planners, pretty markers, and a renewed resolve, the reality of life lived with and for others often undermines our planner-related ambitions.

However, just because planners can be a waste of time, doesn’t mean they always are a waste of time.

How many solutions have you hunted for in magazines, online, or with friends only to have it not work for you? It happens all the time because we try copying and pasting other people’s practices into our own lives, when our situations are different. There are a few true and universal principles to work through the life, the universe, and everything, but many ways to live out those principles. Instead of trying to practice other people’s solutions, we need to grow our understanding and application of the principles to fit our own lives and needs and callings.

The primary universal principle for us as Christian homemakers is that our role is not to keep a clean house or have well-behaved children. Our goal is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Our job is to love God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength and our neighbor as ourselves. 

Our homemaking is simply an extension of that basic call, and whatever we do that is not an extension of that basic call, is labor spent in vain.

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