I go back and forth whether or not to eliminate email from my phone. It’s a distraction from family and rest, but a necessary form of communication. Where do you fall?
No matter the decision it’s important to set rules around your email use. If you don’t you’ll find yourself struggling to get any REAL work done. To be more productive with your inbox start:
Every Monday I used to wake up feeling hungover, but the cause wasn’t drinking…it was youth ministry. As a 20 something I could bounce back but as I got older I realized things had to change.
Ministry will wear you out because it’s messy. You are dealing with real people facing real life and it can drain you if you don’t instill the right habits. If you want to stop feeling tired and last in ministry you need to:
A new day begins, you’ve got expectations, you blink, the day is over and you wonder, “What did I accomplish?” We all have days like that, but what should we do when those days become weeks and months?
It’s an overwhelming feeling to have your ministry stuck in a rut. If not addressed it can leave you feeling helpless and even burned out. If your ministry is stuck on a path that leads nowhere it means it’s time to:
Do you secretly resent your job? Is your temper a little short? Are you easily frustrated? You could be burnt out and not even know it.
Ministry is a grind. It’s easy to take one busy season and turn it into the norm and not even know it. The reason this happens is because of bad habits that need to be turned around. If you find yourself tired and worn out stop the craziness by:
Thanksgiving is over and now it’s that sprint before Christmas. During a time of so much to-do’s it’s easy to dance with burn out and find yourself exhausted. But, what if that didn’t have to be the case?
During our busiest seasons it’s easy to get disorganized and allow the inboxes fill up. It’s during a time when you wonder, “Is this really worth it?” To avoid burnout and really get the most out of this season: