What areas of your life need to be refined?

What areas of your life need a little refining? I have been reflecting on some areas in my life that have been good but need to be fine tuned to be great once more. I have habits in place that help me to spend time with God each day but they need to be refined to give me more uninterrupted time. I need to look at the times of day I set aside and how these can be adjusted to new seasons of life.

Ways that I clean and seek to keep my house in some semblence of organisation need looking at as well. I have refined some of my habits, like doing dishes after each meal, to claw back little moments of time and space that impact on my headspace. What might I need to look at next?

Relationships are another big area that I feel the call to work on. I’ve been married for almost 13 years now but know that our relationship needs constant refining and tuning up to be strong and healthy, getting rid of the junk that builds up and amping up the connection and intimacy. It is the same in other family relationships, friendships and even in connections online that mean a lot to me.

It can be easy to think we have “arrived” and figured things out. The reality of life is that it is never that simple. We never fully arrive. We can take that as a discouragement or see it as abounding opportunities to refine our lives to be better, healthier and more well rounded in small little steps each time.

Inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt word: refine. It was written by Five Minute Friday guidelines- five minutes of free write without editing. Making this series achievable this week!
This post is part of a series for Write 31 Days called “For Your Encouragement.” I am taking requests from readers on what they want encouragement about and responding to the best of my ability. I would love to hear from you.

You can read the rest of the posts in this series here.