One thing I have learned from this wretched disease is that there are things that are important in life. But the urgent things usually take precedence, and the important gets shoved aside. For example, something very important to me is spending quality time with my son every day. Reading, homeschooling, playing, laughing...but the "urgent" gets in the way. The laundry. The overflowing dishes. Making that phone call. Putting the dogs out. It's like, "Oh, I know the two things Doug really wants done every day are the dishes, and a clean table." So that becomes urgent.
I have to check my e-mail. Urgent.
I have to see if so-and-so got my message on facebook and if they responded, and I have to know right now! Urgent.
The dogs have to go out...right NOW! Urgent.
So and so called two days ago, I HAVE to call them back! Urgent.
Spending time with God. Important.
Posting on my blog (to me) Important. This is more than a hobby for me...it's my way to teach about chronic illness, to encourage others (hopefully)...so it's important in my life.
Spending quality time with my son and husband. Important.
Ask yourself this: Is what I'm doing going to matter tomorrow? What about a month from now? A year? Eternally? I encourage you to look at your time...and see what urgency is preventing you from doing what is really important in your life.