With the lightning speed that everything is happening these days, are we alone when we say that our families usually end up with the short end of the stick? Because we come home to them, we assume that time will naturally happen but this isn’t always the case. When our family gets the in-between time as we rush from event to event and task to task, we end up communicating that they aren’t a priority more than they are. Our intent of the day is to put family first. We want to be intentional in protecting our calendar, making space for the unscheduled and slowing down enough to enjoy our time because the time spent with the people who matter most is what will be the most valuable in the long run.
You too? Here are 3 resources to help:
- These 10 ways happy people prioritize their schedules.
Should it come as a surprise that prioritizing family and friend time is a trademark of people who are happy? What determines where your time goes?
- This encouragement from Marianne Williamson about unplugging and spending time together as a family.
It might feel like it’s an impossible task, unplugging and connecting, but Marianne Williamson shares the story of one family’s commitment to recentering. Is there a habit your family can begin as a way to grow together?
- This reminder from Stephen Covey about how to plan your day.
Save your schedule for your priorities, and this doesn’t have to mean that everything has equal access to your time. Decide what your priorities are: family, health, career, education? Start with those and decide how you want to spend the rest of your time!
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule,
but to schedule your priorities.