Monday, 3 July 2017

Priorities

I am useless at prioritising. Totally useless. You can ask anyone - it's just something I cannot do. 

You could give me a list of jobs to do, and ask me to do the most important, but I am really bad at picking what that is. 

Now ordinarily this wouldn't be a huge problem but it is starting to become one for me. It's affecting my life in all areas - at home, at school, in my housekeeping, my marriage, my parenting and my friendships. 

So I've decided to do something about it! I found a fantastic wee book in the depths of my Kindle. Its called "A Mother's Rule of Life" by Holly Pierlot. Now this is a slightly different book than I would usually read as it's by a Catholic author. Holly is a lovely lady who has an inspiring relationship with God, but there are a lot of Catholic references that I don't 'get' and sometimes don't agree with. But why that is, is a conversation for another day!! 


I also started re-reading some of my very early blog posts. Very very interesting!! 

So I'm going back to re-read my old favorite - "Life Management for Busy Women" by Elizabeth George - and I'm going to work on my priorities.


In her book, Holly talks about the 5 Ps :

· Prayer - my relationship with God

· Person - my emotional, mental and physical health as a woman

· Partner - my relationship with my husband

· Parent - my relationship with my children

· Provider - my work

And I love this. In order to get my priorities correct and my life balanced, I need to work on these five things - in this order. 

So I'll be focusing on my relationship with God first, before moving on. I can't wait to get into this. And instead of going through all my reading with me, I'll update you once a week with how I'm progressing! 

What are you working on at the moment? We'd love you to share your journey too. And whatever it is.. 

Keep shining xxx