Every Monday in 2016

First published January 7, 2013. Updated for 2016.

You can plan now to make something happen every Monday in 2016.

All you have to do is one of these:

  1. Tell your child/children you are grateful they are alive.
  2. Ask God for wisdom for the decisions you have to make this week.
  3. Drink a large glass of water.
  4. Read Psalm 19.
  5. Write an encouraging email to a friend.
  6. On a scrap of paper, write one thing you want to implement from a sermon you heard on Sunday. Tape it to your monitor.
  7. Look at the sunrise. Or sunset.
  8. Read one chapter from the book that is on the top of your reading pile.
  9. Look in the mirror and say, “I glad that God made you.”
  10. Eat 100 calories less than you otherwise would.
  11. Hand $5 to someone that you don’t own money to.
  12. Unsubscribe from an enewsletter that isn’t helping you as much anymore.
  13. Make a list of six things that have to be done by Friday.
  14. On a scrap of paper, write the name of one person you want to ask God to help. Tape it to your mirror.
  15. Extra difficulty: On a scrap of paper, write the name of one person who annoys you (or is trying to undermine you) and tape it to your mirror. Then ask God to bless them.
  16. Put a 90 minute appointment for thinking and writing on Monday’s calendar.
  17. Clean one pile off your desk.
  18. Defer to someone else’s wishes for one specific thing.
  19. Unprocrastinate on one project.
  20. Stop. For 15 minutes.

You can fill in your own action. Just pick something. This offer expires at midnight, your time, on January 4, 2016.

The result? 52 actions. In a row.

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You could also read one of my books. A Great Work is a conversation with Nehemiah about the book of Nehemiah. (Kindle versionLearning a new routine can help you read the sermon on the mount. And Lent for non-lent people will be helpful starting February 10.

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About Jon Swanson

Social media chaplain. Author of "Lent For Non-Lent People" and "A Great Work: A Conversation With Nehemiah For People (Who Want To Be) Doing Great Works." Writer of 300wordsaday.com. I help people understand. Understand some of the Bible. Understand what Lent can be about. Understand what it means to follow.