Can you imagine these headlines?
After receiving the news that she would have to drive 45 minutes to pick up her 1 million dollar lottery check, a busy woman states that she “does not have time” and will have to decline her winnings.
Like me, I am sure you are thinking I would find the time. It would be important because I know that:
- My life would change
- I would never HAVE to work again
- My kids college would be paid
- I would never have to worry about money again
Without a doubt, picking up that money would become a PRIORITY that day because of the benefits I would receive in finding 45 minutes in my day.
How often do you say I don’t have time for exercise or daily quiet time? Could you find just a few minutes in your day because you know the benefits you would receive such as:
- Less stress
- More peace
- Better health
- Look and feel better
Lets be honest – is it that you don’t have the time or you have not made exercise and daily quiet time a priority?
WHAT IS A PRIORITY
A priority has been defined as something afforded or deserving attention.
The truth is we will make time for the things that are a PRIORITY to us, like picking up a million dollars. We will rearrange schedules, cancel meetings or say no to certain things so that it can be done.
DOES YOUR TIME = PRIORITIES
Take a couple of minutes today during lunch, waiting in line, or driving to think and answer these two questions.
1. In order of importance, what is really important to you?
Here is on example of what it may look like.
2. Is your time prioritized each day around what is important to you — in the same order?
If God is a quick prayer in the car, there is no quality time spent with your husband or kids, and there is nothing done each day toward your physical and mental health such as exercise and/or quiet time, they may not be your TRUE priorities. Where time is spent demonstrates priorities in life.
Just like taking the time to pick up your money would change your life,
how would your life change if your time was better spent toward your priorities?