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Last year I made a list of my priorities and was stunned to discover that I was spending most of my time and resources on the least important and neglecting the most important. In practice I was exactly reversed in my priorities. I've spent several months thinking about what I really want them to be and my resolution for 2009 is to begin living my priorities. I took God off my list because He doesn't want one portion of my life, He wants to be the center of everything I am and do. So it is assumed God is included in all of them.
The top three are taking care of Grandma's needs, my weekly Bible study and my 5 month weight loss study, followed by volunteer activities and keeping in touch with people I care about. I am determined to lose weight this year and am going through the book, Habits Not Diets by James M. Ferguson, M.D. hoping it will help me change my environment and habits so I can be successful in my goal. I've also set aside a half a day a week to work on people things - getting out birthday cards, writing letters and notes of encouragment.
I have a list of 7areas of responsibility and unless those are taken care of with time to spare, any new projects have to be a "no." I am way too easily distracted by good, but less important activities.
Another goal is to get off the computer and read a little before sleeping. I used to be such a reader and am finding it hard to find time for it lately.