A Time For Work

For everything there is a  season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

As I return to work after a fabulous vacation I am reminded of the above Bible
verse.  I have the post vacation blues and only want to continue my time away from work and day-to-day responsibilities…but alas, that is not an option and the time to work has

So how do I get focused on the tasks at hand? How do I prevent the post vacation, “I’m so behind” madness that so often ensues?

First of all and most importantly, I pray for wisdom, guidance and clarity.  There is so much to do but as I started off with…there is a time for each and every thing…just not all today! Or tomorrow and maybe not this week. The whole purpose of a vacation is to obtain rest and refreshment…not to stress out upon return.

So with all that said…Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho…it’s off to work I go!


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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (www.slaythechaos.com), where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.