Some days I don’t have a lot of time to work out. But my favorite exercise philosophy is “something is better than nothing.” Even if I only run one mile, that one mile is a lot more than no miles. This type of philosophy leads to a lifestyle of health and prevents year-long slumps or out-of-control down spirals.
Some mornings I’m running behind and don’t have time to read very much of the Bible. The same philosophy applies. Something is better than nothing. God can speak to your heart through one verse. If you only have time for a single verse, then read that verse. If you have time for just one chapter, then read that chapter.
If you feel like you have no time for prayer, I will point out that you have to use the restroom. Take care of business as you take care of business. You might not have very much quality time some days to spend with your kids or spouse. Something is better than nothing.
Now, if you never have enough time to adequately pursuing your physical, spiritual, or relational needs, (and these disciplines are necessary for a healthy life) then a life adjustment needs to be made. You can only run on fumes for so long.
Tonight, I don’t feel like writing, but something is better than nothing.