Archive for August 20th, 2010

I was recently reminded of how important it is for me the pay attention to the urgent and non urgent activities I participate in.

I find that if I am not paying attention, my activities can easily be consumed by someone else’s urgency. For example, when someone calls me with a concern I may feel I must respond and help solve the problem. It really has nothing to do with me, but now I am involved. If this continues to go on day after day, these demands can make me feel overwhelmed. Sometimes it is best to say ‘I am sorry I don’t know …..’ I find that paying attention has helped me to see what a valid need is and what drama is.

The daily activities that are most important to me are the ones that have no urgency.  If I am not careful, these activities can be very difficult to fit into my life – but they are the ones that have the most value. They are things like: spending time with my girls; talking with my husband; physical fitness; developing relationships; responding to a valid need & taking care of my soul.

Ladies, why not take the time to write out your daily activities for a few days. Are you spending more time on other people’s urgencies or on the activities you value?  Give urgency to the things that are most important to you. Have a wonderful day. Linda

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