One of my focus actions for this year is to prioritize. I have so many wonderful things I want to do and a ton of things I need to do to keep our family of 10 running smoothly. As much as I wish I was Supermom, the truth is, I’m not. I just can’t do it all.
This week, as part of my commitment to prioritize, I chose three things I want to do first—before I do anything else on my to-do list. (which currently is two full pages, by the way!)
I tend to get online to do a specific task and wind up wandering all over cyberspace chasing various links like a dog surrounded by squirrels.
The next thing I know, my phone alarm sounds to remind me to do the next thing and I’m wondering where the last two hours of my life just went.
Here are my “Firsts”—my TOP3
- Read my Bible
- Exercise my body
- Write something (my book, a blog post, or anything just because I want to)
It’s easy for me to spend hours working on the technical side of blogging and book writing without ever actually . . . well, writing. I want to make my limited writing time count by investing more time in getting thoughts out of my head and into a shareable form and less time formatting and experimenting with plugins and widgets. (You get to learn so many cool words when you start blogging!)
I’m going to commit to doing these BEFORE I get online to check email, engage in the world of social media, Google the latest topic I’m interested in, or purchase something I’ve convinced myself I need.
I like to make things easy to remember because my mommy brain is all worn out and tired. So here’s the short version:
What are your TOP3 tasks you want to do every day before you work on other things?
P. S. – While I was creating the graphic for a post about staying on target, I accidently chased a squirrel and found some cool new fonts to download. Can’t wait to try them out! 😉 So glad for grace!
Elizabeth is a military spouse, veteran, and mother of eight. Above and beyond caring for her family, her mission is to offer words that sustain weary moms and to empower and equip them to live and parent with purpose.