The Benefits of Putting Your Priority List Above Your To-do List

December 23, 2016 1 Comments

Today is the day to get it all done, so when Christmas actually arrives I can kick back and enjoy the day… well, relatively kick back. Rarely are there super, lazy days for me, but if I’m honest with myself, I like it that way. Staying busy and productive are great. It’s the busy, nonproductive days that make me feel overwhelmed. Yesterday was one of those days…

My list was a mile long and I was busy all day, but at the end of the day it was still a mile long… Today, I started off slow and took the time to get something out of my quiet time, as well as, time to connect with the kids. I’m not sure if it has shortened my list any, but I sure am enjoying this day better.

If you are like me and have a focused personality, it’s hard to let yourself slow down when you have things you need to get done.

I often envy the opposite personality that has to pull themselves away from connecting with people just to get their things done. It’s the Mary and Martha complex. And I’ll be the first to admit, I take after Martha a whole lot more than I should.

By putting my priorities first instead of my to-do list, my soul gets filled. I am able to take the pressure off of myself and just enjoy the day, as well as, the people around me.

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Slowing down to connect with my Maker is so refreshing.

And of course God’s Word provokes me to have a good day. Telling me to walk in the Spirit… choosing love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self control. It puts my to-do list further down on my priority list. It makes me a better Christian, friend, wife, and mama before being a better achiever.

I’m off to clean up the kids lunch, make pies and cookies, finish laundry, wrap a few gifts, get a couple blog posts ready, etc…and hopefully all while the kids are taking their nap. But it’s ok if I don’t get it all done today, because there are just somethings that are more important.

 

How do you like to start your day?

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    Michelle

    December 23, 2016

    So true for me, too! Thanks so much for your vulnerability and encouragement!!

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