It’s Monday With Joshua & Kerrie . . . Evening Routine


It’s Monday!   

Monday is our day to ramp it up and renew an element of living.   We recommend this practice for individuals, couples, and families as well as organizations.  This practice serves who we are and what we do.

This week our conversation at the table is a review of our commitment to our evening routine. 

The evening routine, is the catalyst to our best morning routine.  It belongs to one of our “no excuse” values:   When we do what we say we will do, our confidence and energy increase, producing the momentum to live our best. 

Elements Of An Evening Routine

The best routine is doing what works for you.  Here’s some of the best elements of our personal routines at TableThink:

  • End the day with time to decompress and relax.
  • Clean up your living space. It sets a calmer atmosphere to end and begin the day.
  • Make sure your clothes for the day are picked out, including workout clothes.  Scrambling in the morning to find a piece of clothing or to make sure something is clean produces frustration and wastes time.  By the way, this reduces arguments with kids and establishes a great routine for the rest of their life.
  • Prep for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  It helps to prepare a weekly menu and to do weekly shopping to eat your best.  Planning decreases the stress of meal-making.
  • Review the schedule for the next day.  Update your to-do list.
  • Give thanks for three things of the day.  Gratitude changes everything.
  • Determine what the circumstances of the day taught you.  There’s always a lesson to be learned.
  • Focus on the joy of tomorrow.  The entire trajectory of the next day begins with how we think about it.
  • Read.  Reading can decrease stress, slow breathing down, and provide relaxation.
  • Drink a cup of hot tea to relax.  Drink water. Hydration is important day and night.  In fact, it’s helpful to have water available by your bedside.
  • End the day in a prayerful state. Pray and meditate on a God-word.  Listen to TableThink’s “Think on This” short podcast. 

Routine is a vital part of the week’s rhythm to accomplish what’s ours to do, which will be a key element in this week’s articles.

Make it a great day!  

There’s always more each and every day–Joshua & Kerrie

Joshua & Kerrie

Joshua & Kerrie are pastors, entrepreneurs, and co-developers of TableThink.

Joshua & Kerrie are in different seasons of life.  Joshua is in his first half of life; Kerrie is in her second.  Generational wisdom is a key piece of their best conversations with growth and contribution in the forefront.

Joshua is in the beginning years of his marriage with his wife, Louise.  Kerrie and her husband, Gregg, have been married for 42 years and have three children, two son-in-laws, and six grandchildren.  Joshua was born and raised in Arkansas.  He now lives in Oregon but says his Southern ways are ingrained within him.  Kerrie has always lived in the Pacific Northwest and loves everything about it, including rainy days.  Joshua has a passion for technology; he founded and oversees Joshua Lindley Consulting. Kerrie’s passion for serving people led her to becoming a registered nurse for a season, public speaking, and blogging.

Joshua & Kerrie invite everyone to take a seat at the table, ready and excited to learn from one another.  They  are passionate about what TableThink can be as they invest in the work with inspiration and innovation.  You are always welcome at TableThink’s virtual table.  You can connect by emailing: [email protected]

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