Schedule your priorities

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30th July,2023

Most people feel guilty about taking a day off or spending some time during the working day pursuing non-work-related interests.

Ideally, you should work to live, not live to work.

Do you get the difference? Of course, we all need to work, but your job shouldn’t identify who you are as a person and form your sole life’s purpose.

But often our job becomes who you are because It’s the only thing you do with your time.

There’s no time for you to develop as a person, no time for family & friends, so goodbye healthy relationships.

Remember, you are not a machine—and besides, even machines have to be reset and recalibrated occasionally.

Ask yourself:

# Do you feel guilty when you take time to care for your physical health during the day?


# How much time do you spend on tasks unrelated to work each day?

Is it enough?

# What are some productive time wasters you enjoy (exercise, reading, writing, crafting, etc.)?

Is there a new one you’d like to try?

The next time you are stuck, exhausted or stressed at your desk, set a timer for 30 minutes and waste a little time away from work. Reschedule your priorities & check the difference.

Chances are good you’ll return to your tasks also with renewed energy and focus.

Some activities feel like wasting time but are quite beneficial to our work productivity, mental health and physical well-being. Exercise, reading, engaging in hobbies such as gardening or woodworking and connecting with friends and family all meet important basic needs we have as human beings.

Engaging in these activities may feel like wasting time, but they contribute to our overall health.

Stephen R. Covey, the author of ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ said it beautifully, “The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

Live to work, schedule your priorities this Sunday & stay blessed forever.