Inspirational · Life changes · Psychology · Spirituality

Ticking Boxes

Welcome! Come on we are going to reflect upon those dry & parched times when life takes on a same old, same old feel.

Where going through the motions of life is exhausting.

A few years ago, a young Mama I knew commented that she felt like she was just ticking boxes in her life…

She had three young children in that crazy busyness of parenting.

I totally understood, I remember going through that season in my life with young children.

But at the time I was also feeling similar & I was at the stage in life where my children were adults living in their own lives with their own young families.

Then just the other day, dear hubby said he felt like he was ticking boxes in life at the moment…

Ticking boxes in life will look differently for each of us 

While we all  live uniquely different lives in differing cultures, I believe we all experience this in our lives

No matter where we live or what stage of life we are at…Life at times becomes a chore!

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It often happens when we are heavily laden with trying to focus upon & fulfill our adult responsibilities & feel extreme weariness.

Which starts to feel like ticking boxes on life’s never ending “To Do” list of life appointments…Why?

Because weariness suffocates the joy out of life!

What can we do?…

To find out join me in a cuppa by clicking on the colored text below…

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Until next time dear friend,


You’re welcome to join me in The Book Nook

Or in Prayer

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31 thoughts on “Ticking Boxes

  1. Lovely post. I need some retreat and restore in my life right now. Thanks for linking up with us at the #GatheringofFriendsLinkParty 7 pinned!

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  2. You can tell I’m not from your side of the pond…I saw ‘ticking boxes’ and immediately thought of bomb threats! I’ve discovered the fountain of youth–I work with at-risk teenagers as a teacher. That means every day is different (from delightful to disruptive).

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  3. Even reading the words RETREAT & RESTORE bring a peace to my soul!

    I read something so interesting on IG from Shauna Niequist about how she kept thinking someone else would carve out the time she was craving. Then she realized she needed to do it. (Check out the post — it has a lovely candle for a picture!)

    I am learning (key word: learning) to carve out time for my soul personally and for my family.

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  4. The retreat was was so refreshing for me this early morning. Especially as I woke up very early in pain, so I truly enjoyed spending time reading around your site! #faithonfire linkup

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