Lifestyle Inspiration Roundup | August 2017 Edition

Lifestyle Inspiration Roundup August 2017Welcome August! The time of year that doesn’t feel quite like summer or fall. But it’s always a time of new beginnings when lots of students head off to school to start a new year.

Because of that, this month’s theme is all about becoming organized and efficient, and feeling good while doing it! Whether you’re a student or just someone who could use a little more motivation to get a little more order in your life, now is the time to get started.

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Music

 

Music has always been a big motivator for me, and for a lot of people I know! What better way to get yourself organizing than by pumping up the jams? Especially happy songs. The song I’m sharing with you today is one of my favorites for getting in a cheery mood (and in turn helps me get ‘er done!). It’s called Beautiful Day, originally by U2 but this version is by Il Volo. It’s half way between classical and pop music, so I hope you like this interesting take on the music! Just remember, ‘it’s a beautiful day, don’t let it get away’.

Atmosphere

August is that time when I like to start transitioning into fall a bit, while leaving a little summer vibe. What does that mean? Bringing in muted colors and changing scents from tropical to more of a fresh smell. Not only will this make your surroundings comfortable and airy, but it will also make a great focus atmosphere. Don’t forget to take this time to through out or donate any clutter or items that you no longer use. Even if you’re not the minimalist type (I’m not either) cleaned up always looks and feels better than cluttered!

Entertainment

 

Need a good laugh during your organization break? Look no further. These guys know how to take organization to the extreme, and be hilarious while doing so.  Enjoy!

Something New

For August I want you to try to learn something new in honor of all the students out there! Maybe learn a new recipe, some new words, or get an entirely new hobby! A hobby I’ve had for a few years now is learning new languages. Guys, I’m learning six languages right now on an app called Duolingo. They make it that easy and that fun. If you’re interested, you can check them out online in the link above or download their app. It’s all free! (Not a sponsor, I just really love them!)

August Challenge

This month, I challenge you to donate everything you don’t need anymore that might benefit somebody else. Not only will this clean up your living area, it’ll help lots of other people t00! Always do what you can with what you have to make this world a better place. Can I get an Amen? Whether it’s a pair of shoes you never really wear, or that gift your relative got you for your last birthday that you pretended you liked, give it to someone who will really enjoy it. Let’s make a difference together!

 

Thanks for joining me for August! Have anything that inspires you? Share in the comments below and I may include them in next month’s September edition!

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Christian Inspiration Roundup | August 2017 Edition

Christian Inspiration August 2017August

It’s the beginning of a new month, which means it’s time for more inspiration! August is the time of year when some people go back to school, and others start to look forward to fall. So this month’s inspiration will be focused on renewing (or igniting for the first time!) your passion to study God’s Word. Are ya ready? Let’s go!

 

 

Music

 

Just the other day, I heard this song for the first time at church. I don’t know what it is, but something about it brings me such joy and fans the flame in my soul for the Lord. What better way to get pumped for some Bible study? It’s called King Of My Heart featuring John and Sarah McMillan.

Reading

A source that I’ve found that helps me when I’m not sure where to start in my Bible: the Joyce Meyer Ministries Daily Devotional. It’s short and sweet and is the perfect thing to get you thinking about a subject to study. A verse is always included (yay!) which is helpful for me on days I forget to spend time in the Bible itself. The subject matter is everything from inspirational to practical teachings for living life with Christ.

Listening

 

Here’s some visual inspiration of what you Bible study time can be like! While I was preparing to write this post I did a little research on YouTube about different Bible study routines. This one was one of the most thorough and simple that I found. It really is an inspiration! I also love that it’s a morning routine, because I believe mornings are a great time to spend quality time with God. Why? It’s that time of day when nothing has happened yet, and the time that sets the tone for the rest of your day.

Something New

This month, try a new method of Bible study. If you usually read chapters or sections, try reading verses based on a subject and vice versa. Trying new ways to do things is a great way to freshen up your routine! And in my personal experience, I learn much better when things are feeling fresh and exciting. Time to step outside of the box!

August Challenge

For August, I challenge you to set more time aside than usual to spend some quality time with God. Even if it’s just five minutes! A little more of God in our lives is always a good thing. You could do this by tacking on extra time to your normal routine, or by adding a whole new God-based routine at a different time of day. Whatever you choose to do, get it done! And enlist some of your friends to take this challenge with you!

 

That’s it for August! I hope you feel inspired and ready to get back to Bible study with a new fervor. If you enjoyed this post and want even more inspiration, check out last month’s inspiration roundup !

Have a great month and see you in September!

P.S. Have anything that inspires your walk with God? Tell me in the comments below and I may include it in the next roundup!