I've been thinking a lot about priorities lately. It might be because I have a lot of goals. I have professional goals, and parenting goals. I have goals to spend quality time with my husband and my son. I have writing goals. I have weight loss goals. I have blogging goals. I have goals for what I'd like to do in the house. Lots of goals.
But realistically you can't do it all.
I work in a suburb with a lot of busy families. Often the programs at church conflict with music, school and sports activities. And parents have to choose for their kids, and often they choose the other event and not church. And that is their choice, they are choosing their priorities. Other times families choose church, which is also their choice. I, of course, wish there weren't the conflicts in the first place. But that isn't to be.
So what do we do with all the priorities we have? I know that little goat's needs and priorities will start taking more weight too, as we start having interest in classes and lessons - swimming, piano, baseball, who knows? But I also know that I have to take the time needed for me. Weight loss needs to be a big priority in my life, but I'd also like to really work on writing too. And as it is my job is a hard one to keep at only 40 hrs a week.
So how do you choose? And how do you make sure there is time to accomplish your priorities? I know I could get up earlier but I've never been a morning person so it is pulling teeth for me. I need to find ways to make it priorities more of a reality at night too but after dinner, dishes, bedtime, not to mention work, I find I am just ready to relax.
I want to know, what are the priorities in your life? How do you find time to follow through on your priorities?