Thursday, March 10, 2011

Organizing My Priorities

Organize your lif

This week's House of Grace's challenge is to Organize Your Priorities.  This is a great challenge that I think will help so much fall into place...even the previous challenges of organizing my mind and schedule.  How would I know what to schedule if I haven't decided what is most important to I'm all over this.

Some Questions:

What and who is most important to me?

That would be God and my family...hands down.  Close like-family friends are up there as well.

What motivates me?

Making people feel comfortable, loved and welcomed.  I love for my family to be comfortable in our home and know that it's a loving and cozy place to be.  I also enjoy for guests to feel welcome when they step into my home.

What do I want to accomplish in my life?

Giving glory to God first...trying to be more like Him.  I also want to set a foundation for my children, to love Christ, to be ambitious and to make wise decisions.  I also want to be more financially secure and teach my children how to be good stewards.
And I want to learn to sew :)

 If I could change anything in my life what would it be?

To be debt free!

Make a List of your 10 Top Priorities!

1.  My walk with Christ.  It is the foundation of who I am and who I am growing to be.

2.  My best friend.  I need to be his biggest supporter and cheerleader.

3.  My mold them, to love on them, to be there for them and love them unconditionally.

4.  My family/close like-family friends...these are the people who hold me up.  I desire to be there for them for support as well and to show them thoughtfulness.

5.  My church.  This is a hard one because I don't live close to my church, but I need to find a way to serve there more.  I love my church and it offers so much to me and my family that I need to give back.

6.  My home/organization.  This is the year to whip my house into a home.  As you can see I'm on a quest to be more organized and have more of a routine.  This will free me up to focus more on my other priorities.

7.  My health.  This will be a long journey, but very necessary.

8.  Blogging.  Sounds funny right, but the blog world is definitely one of my biggest outlets.  I learn so much, get encouraged greatly and have met some wonderful friends.  I don't mind dedicating time to this as long as it doesn't interfere with my #1 priority (as I talked about here).

9.  Reading.  I love to read, but lately I have not made the time.  Reading is another outlet and I also believe it sharpens your mind and allows you to explore things you would not otherwise explore.  My plan is to dive back into reading.

10.  Stampin Up!/Scrapbooking.  What can I say...I love to stamp.  I love to hand someone a card that I've made.  I love to gather with friends and craft.  I also want to get better about scrapbooking more and preserving these days with my kids...because they grow so fast.

Bonnie says:

"Compare your list to what you are doing now and make changes to fit in your priorities."

There you have I'm off to grab my planner :)


Joanna said...

What a great list of priorities! Life seems to get in the way here and I fall short on things that are or at least should be important to me. Thank you for the reminder to get my list back on track!

Rach said...

This is a fabulous list! Well done! :o)

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Great list! Thanks so much for following along. I love reading these kinds of posts!
Bonnie :)