Most of us work part-or-full time to make a living, keep our homes, and care for our families. Some of us even work two jobs! But what about our hours beyond work? How do we fill our time? What are we choosing to do?
Do you exercise? (or don’t you have time). Do you relax? (or don’t you have time). Do you and your partner go out on dates? (or don’t you have time). Do you meditate? (or don’t you have time.) Do you go out in nature? (or don’t you have time).
The thing is, whatever you do with your time — whether you realize it or not — those are your priorities. Stephen Covey, author and teacher, calls your highest priorities your big rocks. And only so many rocks will fit into the jar of your life. Is your big rock checking Facebook or spending time with family? Is your big rock watching television or tending to your wellbeing?
The question is, are you filling your time with your highest priorities? NOW is a perfect moment to reflect on how you fill your jar. Place your big rocks in first, then the pebbles. Choose your rocks consciously. Let your activities reflect what matters most to you. What are the big rocks in your life?