What is your schedule? I hope it doesn’t feel as hectic as mine does. I work alot of hours at the hospital many weeks, while still attempting to be a wife, mom, sister, and my all time favorite title, “Mimi”!
Of course, we all have the same amount of time in a day. Some days end for me with a reflection of – where did the day go? why wasn’t there more time in the day? There are so many things I want to accomplish and yet, here I am with my list, still a mile long.
This past week was full of 50+ hours just in the workplace, not including commute time. So, I am trying to make the most of my commute and have started listening to Stephen Covey’s book – “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People“.
I also did muster up enough time to read a blog post in Forbes called “Stephen Covey: 10 Quotes That Can Change Your Life” and while the post was thought provoking, it didn’t contain the one that I am really stuck on at this point in time.
I’m sure you see the Stephen Covey theme here. The truth is I listen to ALOT of podcasts from a diverse group of people, but with each season of our lives, we all find a place to focus and if we are working to better ourselves, that may put us on what is seemingly a one lane journey for a bit.
My current focus is on this one quote – “don’t prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities”. Wait what?! My awareness of the depths of that statement jolted me to the core! I thought of all the times I have made “to do” lists and went through numbering the list, thus prioritizing my schedule, but the very concept of scheduling my priorities blasted every fiber of my being! What is important to me? I need to make me important and by scheduling priorities, I am accomplishing that!
Schedule your priorities!
Scheduling priorities (or the lack thereof) also appeared to be the central theme of our family meeting this week. As we met together this week, everyone had been slacking on their challenges, trying to find the time to get our chosen (or given by Mom, aka “me”, lol) objectives completed.
All of our kids are not “kids” anymore, but all adults and each has their own life to lead. We have to be intentional to accomplish our dreams. We also each have to appropriate each portion of our schedule. With 11 adults in our family, we are going to have 11 different needs in the dispersion of our time.
There are 1440 minutes in a day and 525,600 minutes in a year, Every time I say that there are 525,600 minutes, I want to break out in song! But moving on….
I am going to focus more on how I need to manage my moments and learn what works for me, for my schedule.
I want to challenge you to make yourself important and to do the same! Let me know how is you are scheduling your priorities!