Prioritize, Minimize, Organize... I want fries!

Posted by Janean Toone on

One of my words for this year is prioritize.  And when I say prioritize I mean minimize and organize as well.  In all areas of my life.  I want my life to have real purpose.  I don't want it to be a bustle of chaotic activity that in the end really didn't add much to the quality of my life.  So, for this year, prioritize is a loaded word.  I want to joy, satisfaction and fulfillment with the things I choose to fill my life with.  

So if that means learning to say no more often I want to learn to say no.  "NO!"  "No, thank you."  "Not at this time."  "No, but thank you for thinking of me."  I'll keep practicing.

It is going to mean making space.  Getting rid of physical and emotional "junk" that is slowing me down.  (One example... I have opted to let my kids choose not to fold their own clothes.  Let's be honest - they are going to get shoved into a wrinkly waded up mess in the drawer anyway.  The folding battle just lightened as now they only have to help me fold towels, washcloths and bedding.  Maybe I am teaching poor habits but a happier mom and happier kids has to count for something right??)  My priority is more peace in the home.  They still have to wash, sort and help but we have more peace while doing it.   More space for happiness in my head!

I know I can't feel happy about everything 24/7 but I also know there are things that are weighing me down. In a podcast I just  listened to the host talked about loosening our grip.  Oh boy do I have a death grip on TOO MANY THINGS!!!   So maybe my first item of business is to unclench my fists around an unrealistic to-do list and let my hands take a break.  

So for 2019 prioritizing means loosening my grip, making space, and not taking on too much.  And less French fries... 😳

What does 2019 look like for you?  

Jessica

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