The past few nights, I've made a conscious effort to pamper my hands with lotion and Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream. (I love this stuff!) It's an effort to prevent what happens annually: the onslaught of dry, cracked hands.
When winter arrives, I'm typically playing defense and trying to repair my damaged skin, but what if I focused instead on proactively maintaining my skin right now? What if I could stop the problem before it starts with just some foresight and diligence?
I want to practice this in other areas of life, too. I'm looking for ways to guard my rest, my health, my exercise, my devotional time, and my relationships even before they're damaged or threatened.
Being proactive is better than needing to restore.