Thursday, October 24, 2013
For some time now, I have been struggling with priorities and the fact that there is not enough time in the day to do everything I want to do. I guess I want too much out of life.
I suppose that is how I found my way back to SparkPeople once again. Losing weight is one of the things I want to do, but only one of them. So many of the things I want to do seems like really important things that should be a priority, but everything takes time. With my limitations I am struggling to figure out how to fit it all in. Obviously something has to go, or be deferred until a future time.
In the last few days, while I have been wallowing in my misery, I have been exploring the SparkPeople website. There is so much that it can be overwhelming, but I ran onto an article about writing a vision statement.
I have been going through this article sentence by sentence, giving it a lot of thought. The article makes the point that this exercise is not just about weight loss. I have decided to take some time, a few weeks maybe, and write a vision statement for my life.
Of course I realize that the danger of doing this is that God may have other ideas about how my life is going to go. So, I think this should be an annual exercise. This will allow me to be flexible and open to the leading of the Lord, and yet give me something I can look at to remind myself of what is important and what I am trying to accomplish.
By the end of the year, I plan to have a written vision statement for the year 2014 that will include goals for one year, five years, and 10 years. I will give thought to all of the points in the article that I found as well as a few other things that I have used in the past. I am hoping to be able to find a workable plan that will allow me to have the things I want out of life without the constant feeling that I can't possibly get it all done.
The article that I have been referring to is this:
I think that this exercise will be worth the effort.