By: Gabriela Yareliz
It’s officially SPRING! YES! Last year, we had a MW Think Week for the first time, and after doing a poll on Instagram (we are quite active there), we’ve decided to do it again. I hope our new friends will join in. We could all use a little recharge, right?
Our Think Week will be happening April 17-23, 2022. This week (Elements Week), we will be posting throughout the week giving you tips and tricks on how to plan your Think Week. (Then, you have next week to keep mapping your Think Week to be how you want it to be). This may be your first one, or maybe it’s not. Regardless, we would be thrilled for you to join in.
Last year, our images for the Elements Week had a bit of a theme. We stuck with the vintage French icons theme, and we read James. This year, we are going for a garden theme. Things will be very jardin around here, this week.
If this is the first time you are hearing about a Think Week, you may be wondering what it is. I first heard about it through Lauryn Bosstick from The Skinny Confidential. It’s something a lot of entrepreneurs do. It’s a week of disconnect to connect. Sometimes, we just need a break from the routine. We need to disconnect, pause and absorb life a little. We need time to think.
Some people go to a cabin or remote area. Here at MW, we know that not everyone has that luxury. I, for one, am stuck in NYC for our Think Week, but that doesn’t mean we can’t change stuff up and mute the noise a bit. It’s all about intentionality.
Just like last year, we are hoping this week will not only benefit your mind as far as rest is concerned, but we hope it will benefit you spiritually.
You can find our invite post from last year with a fun graphic on the benefits of a Think Week, here.
What makes a good Think Week? I’ve read the articles and watched videos on other’s experiences. (I’ve done the hard part, so I got you). We are going to break down the concepts over the course of the week, but a good Think Week means we have some quiet, some adventure, some connection, some freedom (which means we prep ahead of time), and some good reading materials. We are going to have a reading guide for this week’s Scripture readings, just like we did last year, so stay tuned! (You will be able to print it or save it on your phone/device).
As I said last year: It can’t just be corporations and the corporate minds that get to optimize productivity, focus, health and creativity. I think followers of Jesus are called to do the same. We have a lot of work to do, and to start, we need to stop. Get ready to read, think and disconnect to connect.
You’ve been formally invited.