Organizing your time

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Being organized doesn't just apply to your home, it also applies to your time. We live in a "yes" culture where too many people are too over committed. If you are feeling overwhelmed or like you are a slave to your schedule, we have created an exercise to help you figure out where your priorities lie and how to evaluate the best use of your time.

1. Make a list of your daily, weekly, and monthly commitments. Focus on the thing that reoccur-- not one time appointments. (examples: monthly book club, weekly counseling appointment, small groups, quarterly board meetings etc)

2. Make a list of the people in your life that you see, talk to, or spend time with regularly. Include long distance relationships if phone calls, skyping etc with them are part of your regular routine. Include parents, grandparents, siblings, spouse, children, partner, and friends, etc.

3. Make a list of activities, groups, or people that you don't currently have time for but would like to make time for or wish you had time for.

4.  Take a look at the three lists you have made and evaluate your commitments. What commitments and what people are life giving to you and which of them are draining. Are you committed to certain things for seasons? Can you delegate any of your current commitments that are no longer working for you? Is it time to redefine relational boundaries with someone in your life? Take the time to go through the information you've written down to see the big picture of what and who you are giving your time to.