Until you value yourself you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. M. Scott Peck
1. What are the things we value?
- Time with friends
- Writing them down makes them real.
- It helps you realize if you spend time on your values or not
- Focus on your top six or so values
4. Spend time working on those values.
- Set realistic goals.
Separate what you do from who you are.
1. Your roles are who you are:
- Church leader
3. Ground yourself daily. Give yourself 'me' time for at least fifteen minutes a day. You should be your number one priority so you can manage your roles properly.
4. Most people can only manage six or seven roles. Don't take on more than you can handle.
- If you have too many roles, cut back on some
- Don't replace those roles with another role.
- Learn to say no nicely.
How to say no
Positively acknowledge the request.
Say I cannot do it. (You do not have to give an explanation as to why)
Affirm the relationship and offer another option if you want.
Thank you for asking me. I do like xxx. However, I do not have time to do this. Here is another option...
1. Mothers with an intense parenting style have poor mental health more than mothers with a laid back style.
2. Someone else needs to have an opportunity to serve.
3. Mothers need to put their family first.
Great Apps to help you prioritize:
- Google Calendar (free)
FREEBIE: Request forms at firstname.lastname@example.org for a Weekly View Sheet which is your week in a viewsheet and the Six Most Important Things To Do List
On a calendar:
- Plug in the things that are most important to you. Ex: put church on your calendar if that is important to you.
- Plug in things you cannot change.
- Block your time: do many errands together, etc.
- Put you time on the calendar: Emotional, physical, and spiritual