Balance: The Importance of Keeping Your Priorities Straight
Recently, I have been trying to learn the characteristic of balance.
I’m not a very balanced person. I try to be. I like to think I am. I want to be. But it seems every time I turn around I am reminded that I am still not a very balanced person. With my energy levels plummeting, a baby brother soon to be delivered, a very full schedule, and the new year, of course, I have been trying to get a grip for my sake and my family’s sake.
This is what I’ve learned so far:
Have your priorities numbered and written out. Priorities being in the right order are very necessary but until I have written them out I have found them very hard to apply. When I write them out I know the order I can do things in. It’s fine to exercise and have coffee with friends as long as the top priorities are accomplished FIRST.
Mom often reminds me that: it’s okay to do things you wouldn’t normally do, but you must remember that you are CHOOSEING to replace whatever you would normally be doing with not-so-normal activity. By writing down your activities, and numbering them you give them a priority and you know what you can give up for a week and can’t.
Each person has different priorities.