Once in a while it is great to re-evaluate where are priorities and goals are at in our lives and if they have changed. Last week, I wrote Things need to Change which I noticed that my life was unbalanced and what signs I saw that things in my life needed to change. This week I am going to mention what my priorities are and how I am getting back into balance.
Re-evaluating my priorities, I took a long deep look at where my priorities where misplaced and were they should be.
My Priorities Revised
Marriage- This wasn’t even on my radar when it came to my priorities. I found that I wasn’t spending an inch of necessary time with my husband which can create a separation in a marriage and I don’t want that. So this is going on the Top of my Priority List.
Children– They were on the top of the list but in a different way. I wasn’t spending enough time actually being present with them as I should. The TV was the babysitter and I wasn’t the parent that is needed. My son started gaining the attitude that was being shown in shows and wasn’t listening to me. Finding ways to make sure that I am spending enough time being present in their lives are now on my priority list.
Homemaking- There is so much to being a homemaker and doesn’t to every seem to be done. I was doing more of the projects than actually doing chores. Focusing just on the Children or projects aren’t exactly healthy for me especially for my mental health. Taking care of the many Homemaking duties, helps run the home smoothly and making sure that there is healthy environment.
Health/Fitness– Fitness was always on my mind which could make this to be very high on my priority list , and spending 45 minutes a day at the gym was getting to be too much. I was becoming very judgmental of my body and even judging others even when I know its not good. I was always worried about dieting and getting healthier but I was becoming unhealthy during that time.
Walking away from Fitness and Health in a way is helping me to create a different perspective and placing it a little farther down on my priority list than what it was before.
Blog/Social Media- I was always on the phone with no outcome out of it. I found that I wanted to be like the influencers and getting upset because I wasn’t getting the results that I needed. In the process I was losing sight of what my real job is and the influence I had on my boys. My blog is important but I wasn’t creating actual content that I could publish, and was wasting good time. This might be last on this priority list but when I am spending time on Blog/Social Media that I am creating meaningful content.
Last Saturday before the Church started, I was going through my Jewish Bible and noticed something on Yom Kippur in Isaiah which is the book I am reading at the moment. The little section was talking about the Traditions around Yom Kippur and what the Isaiah has to say about it. What I noticed was that during the time between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur is called Yomim Nora’im.
During Yomim Nora’im, the Jews look at their inward selves to see if they are doing what Pleases Hashem both in their thoughts and actions. It is a time that they evaluate themselves.
I showed my mother-n-law that portion and she said that that she noticed me doing that. I wasn’t purposefully doing it because of this as a tradition to do so but I felt called to look inwardly to make sure that I am doing which He has called me to do.