Two decades ago, I moved to a new city that I’d never visited before to start a post-doc fellowship. The work was interesting and the hours fairly regular, at least at first. When I arrived in the city, I wanted to make my walk with God a priority.
Black Holes, Alarm Clocks, and “Making the Most of the Time”
Paul urges the believer to make the most of time or of an opportunity.
Teach us to number our days
What I needed to be doing was consciously and explicitly deciding on my priorities every day.
God’s Abundance: Prioritize a Few Strategic Things, Damage Control the Rest (Time Management Series)
As a department chair, I could pick up my kids at 4:45 p.m. each day, put them to bed at 8, and then neglect my husband while I spend the next 2 to 3 hours catching up on more chair duties or grading. Occasionally, I do do this, but I try to make it once a week and not the rule.
Time Management (is a modern fantasy)
Don’t manage your time; manage your priorities, and make one of the top priorities taking care of yourself.