This is part 2 of the Priorities series. Click here to read part 1.
Priorities…how do we know what’s most important in our lives?
Last week we talked about defining our ideal day. The next step in the process of figuring out our priorities is by looking at our current responsibilities and commitments. These are tasks that we HAVE to do.
Identifying our current responsibilities and commitments allows us to see what we already have going on in our lives. When we know what we are already committed to doing, then we can better assess which of these commitments we want to keep and which can go.
The best way I know to be able to capture all of your responsibilities and commitments is to list them out by category. If you just try to write them all out on a sheet of paper, you may overlook a few. By breaking them into categories, you are better able to think through those categories to make sure you’ve not left anything out.
To help you with this exercise, I’m going to share the categories I use personally as well as some of my responsibilities and commitments.
Time with my husband
Develop my relationship with God
Work outside the home 1 day a week
Write 1 blog post a week
Teach girls in a missions class
Participate in a monthly small group
Lead a Bible study
These are not all of my responsibilities and commitments, but hopefully, you’ll get some ideas to help jog your memory so you can think of your own.
You may have responsibilities such as being a caregiver for a loved one, homeschooling your children, or running a successful business. There are many possibilities for sure.
If you get stuck trying to think of everything you do, then spend a day or two writing down every time you do something that would normally be your responsibility. You should be able to get a good idea of what you do consistently and what you’re responsible for.
Now it’s your turn!
Fill out the form below to get your copy of the downloadable workbook, “Define Your Priorities.” Step two in the workbook is to determine your current responsibilities and commitments. You will see examples from my own life. Then you will find space for you to write out your own personal responsibilities and commitments.
Be sure to come back next week for part three of this series. We will wrap everything up so you can figure out your priorities for your current season of life.