Reading, the activity that makes me feel the most recharged and sustained, was relegated to the last ten minutes (let's be real, five minutes) before my eyes slam shut in bed each night. We have to eat, so I'll fit in the grocery shopping and meal planning on Sunday. By the time I arrived home, I had made an hour-by-hour weekend schedule for myself (a red flag, even for someone who loves a good plan). Since we were going on vacation the following week, I really needed to finish my resume beforehand (my vacation also meant I'd be wearing a swimsuit, so I considered getting up 20 minutes early on Saturday to run an extra couple miles).
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Few of us really want to look at a friend, mate, parent or colleague and tell them we will no longer tolerate a particular behavior.
As I trudged along, I found myself making a mental list of all the tasks I needed to get done that weekend: Tackle my remaining work emails.
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Real prioritizing is about choosing what must get done, what can wait, and what actually needs to be scrapped altogether.
Prioritizing is not about choosing the correct order of tasks from an insanely long to-do list.
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It's about sacrificing important tasks to ensure that the most important tasks get the best of my time and energy.
My list included more tasks than any normal human could accomplish in two days and a few hours.
A friend just sent me a quote worthy of consideration: “Expectations minus consequences equal wishes.” It reminded me of one of my all-time favorite sayings, “A boundary without consequences is a hope, a wish, complaining or whining.” This quote rarely goes over well when talking to people about their lives.
In that moment, I saw my ideas about prioritizing for what they were: distorted, unhealthy, and damaging.
Spend time with my mom and finally watch the season finale of . My time with Dan was squeezed into attending church and our family dinner because we would be together anyway.