Caroline looked at her closet. It was in the same shape as her cupboard and drawers … cluttered! As she surveyed the array of important things, tossed about with the needless and sometimes useless things, it occurred it her… this was a picture of her life.
She realized she had a lot of needless activity in her life; activity that crowded the important things. Her busy schedule was cluttered. Oh, everything on it had seemed important at some point. Yet today as she pondered it all, she realized she needed to de-clutter her Day Planner as well as her closets and cupboards.
She took a fresh page for this new month and scheduled in times for important relationships first. She needed specific time for a date with her husband and some one- on- one time with each of her kids. She had been feeling the distance in some of these relationships and she realized they were too important to let slide.
Next she scheduled in the important tasks and projects she was committed to. She realized a couple of them had expired their usefulness and she needed to re-think them.
As she looked over the monthly calendar she knew she was tired of running. She needed to take some serious assessment time and determine what she wanted to produce out of the time she had.
Set aside some time to look your schedule over. Are the things that you say are the most important to you actually reflected in your Day Planner?
Be careful and wise in how you live. Redeem your time. The days are fleeting. We have a choice as to what each day and each month will produce as we choose the things we do and the amount of time we put into them.