Big Rocks – Part #2
Yesterday, we talked about the importance of filling your daily bucket with BIG ROCKS (your 2-4 most important priorities) before LITTLE ROCKS (Expected or unexpected things you encounter throughout your day) overwhelm you and take over your day.
What things do I need to do everyday to feel healthy and refreshed mentally, physically and emotionally?
– Devotional Time/Time with Jesus
– Playing an instrument
– Alone time
– Time with others
– Spending time outside
– Personal care
– Eating certain foods
What relationships are the most important to me?
– Boyfriend or Girlfriend
How often and in what ways do I need to connect with these people?
– In person
If you find yourself saying that you need to connect with someone daily and in person (when possible) go ahead and add that to your “Big Rock” list. Hint* Your spouse and children living at home, should be on that list!
Weekly Big Rocks: Just as there are things we need to make a priority everyday, there are things that refresh and rejuvenate us in such a way that we need to do them every week, because its not realistic to do these things everyday.
What things do I need to do every week to feel healthy and refreshed mentally, physically and emotionally?
This is a great way to make time for hobbies and other activities that are refreshing to you! Maybe you are a musician but work in finance, make it a goal to play music at least once a week so that your soul feels alive.
Who do I need to connect with at least once a week?
Now make a plan to make that happen. I have a lot of close friends and family that live far away, so I have to set up times to talk with them or utilize tools like face time and skype to connect.
What day can I take a Sabbath?
24 consecutive hours in a row of a Sabbath. This means a break from my work. Blogging, house cleaning, laundry, a lot of cooking or dishes.
Spend time outdoors.
Connect with friends and family who don’t live close to me.
Connect with other believers by worshipping, learning and serving together at church
Date with my husband. Because we are newlyweds without children, we define this as getting out of our house to do something together. During this time we try to disconnect from the world and not check our phones and just focus on being present with eachother. There are a lot of cheap and creative options. We love getting breakfast together on Saturday morning. Breakfast is usually cheaper than eating out for dinner and then often we will do something free afterwards like explore a new neighborhood or walk through a park, play bocce ball or go through a fun shop.
For more great ideas about going on a date with a budget and kids check out this post at Money Saving Mom.
Please share! What are some of your daily or weekly Big Rocks? How do you keep the Little Rocks from overtaking your priorities?