Last week I shared the first 2 traits of the not so busy mom.
This week we continue digging deeper into the 4 traits of the not so busy mom by looking at traits 3 & 4. Today we will look at trait 3 a bit more closely.
Trait #3: The not so busy mom considers her priorities.
A lot of our busyness can come from over-stuffed calendars and overloaded schedules. We take on commitments and lead events. We sign up for activities and participate in groups. Our children have something to do every afternoon, and we play chauffeur. Our weekends are filled with more sports, classmate birthday parties and whatever else we might find to keep the kids occupied. We get to Monday morning, and we can’t believe we have to do it all over again.
When we consider our priorities we can better fill our days, weeks and months. When we consider our priorities our calendar is filled with the things that matter.
Let me share some of my priorities, so that you can see just what I mean.
My top priorities include:
- my relationship with God
- loving other people (family, friends, neighbors, people I meet, etc.) by reaching out, serving, encouraging, etc.
These priorities shape how I choose to spend my time and even more importantly, how I choose to spend my life.
With these priorities in mind, the following are the types of things you will see on my calendar:
- lunches with friends
- at home “dates” with my husband
- Bible studies
- trips to the playground with my children
- church activities & meetings
- walks with my mom
- dinners with extended family
- outreach activities in the community
I know my priorities and these priorities shape the choices I make, the way my calendar is filled and the things that fill my days.
As you explore this idea of living a full life without the busy take time to consider your priorities. Do the things you fill your time with, the things you fill your day with reflect those priorities?
When you fill your calendar, your day, your weeks, your months…your life with your priorities in mind, you’ll find your life isn’t a busy life but a full one.
What about you? Do your calendar & the activities you pursue reflect your priorities? Share your thoughts below; I would love to hear from you!
Until next time,