There’s not a better time to be looking at our priorities than at the beginning of a new year!
Amy at Blogging With Amy wrote an excellent post, Time Management Tips: It’s Not All About To-Dos. She nailed what so many of us are trying to do. Discovering that habits and expectations are not what makes the world go ’round!
We could be doing what the rest of the world is doing – simply existing to fill our wallets, or micro-managing to find perfection, or just getting by out of sheer exhaustion, while finding no rest or true success in life. And what is true success anyway? Money, cars, a big home, a degree….?
Rather, our family and many others are finding what really works for us, not just doing what everyone else does. We’re asking questions to find what isn’t working for each of us, and finding solutions to those problems. And those solutions will always include people at the core, the center of our lives.
So please read Amy’s post. It has more than time management tips. It’s really about our choices, our work, and our priorities. You can find more ideas for how to ‘break the mold’ here: Breaking The Mold For Raising Responsible Adults and Constructing Successful Adults.
So when choosing how we’ll live – I’ll vote for family and relationships every time!
Thanks Amy, for your words of wisdom!
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven… Ecclesiastes 3:1
Our relationships are so important – precious gifts from God that must be stewarded well! Yet all too often, we slide them further and further toward the back burner. Thank you for this reminder, and for linking up with us at Grace & Truth!
Adoring Family says
What isn’t working for us…I love that :) Very thought provoking post!
It is easy to ignore the warning signs that something isn’t working. Take time to evaluate how you’re doing in your marriage, home, and families. That time is necessary to reaching your goals.
I am new to blogging and am working on trying to figure out how to prioritize. Because I have little ones, I question if I should be taking the time to blog or if I should be waiting until they are older…
Thanks for sharing Amy’s post. I have read much of her blog, but not the post you shared.
Thanks for sharing from your place in life. I’m actually planning a post for young moms about your very dilemma. Blogging, or any extra work we take on, on top of the full-time work of parenting, should be weighed carefully. I really don’t think I would have been the mom I was if I had the pressure of blogging while my kids were young.
From my experience, if I’m feeling guilty, it’s time to re-evaluate and re-prioritize activities and responsibilities. I’m sure you’ll find the balance you’re looking for, just don’t be afraid to try something new, or stop something in order to shake up what may not be working. It’s when we stay stuck that problems can arise.