January 3, 2012

Getting a Grip

Today. Was. Lousy.

Andrew went back to work, I had some work-drama, and dealing with the kids all day without an extra set of hands was a complex task, to say the least.

Late in the afternoon, I sent B to his room for some “Quiet Rest Time,” poured myself a glass of wine, turned on some Explosions in the Sky, and started in on the reading material for our new small group study.

(By the way, A and I started a rogue, non-church-affiliated small group with some good friends a few weeks ago.)

We’re starting in on a Bill Hybels study about “Getting a Grip” this weekend, and the reading was eye-opening to say the least. Among the tasks for this week is the assignment to create a pie chart of how we spend our time each week.

Mine needs some adjustments -

Time Chart

I can see spending the bulk of my time being a mom – home-making and spending time with the fam. I can also see that a big chunk is my freelancing career, since it’s a definite passion for me right now.

It seems distressing to me, though, how little time I spend on friendships and spiritual growth. It seems I could use more time in the gym, too!

This really takes me back to my post a few days ago about the kind of person I want to be in the new year. I’m so looking forward to continuing this study and seeing how I can balance all areas of my life!

What does your pie chart look like?


April E. :) said...

TT, how did you figure this out?? Is it from the study?

Terri said...

For those of you interested, I went to this link - http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/classic/pie.asp and figured there are 168 hours in a week. I figured up how many hours I'd guess I spend doing each thing, then I didn't count the hours I spend sleeping because I wasn't really interested in seeing that.

I just wanted to see the way I spend my active/awake time.

Hope that helps!

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