What did you spend your weekend doing?

What did you spend your weekend doing?

I want to ask this question of you, not to shame, compare or applaud, but only that you might ask it of yourself. I don’t need to know what you did — it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that you are aware of how you are spending your time.

Maybe you spent it serving the less fortunate at a soup kitchen — service is important.
Maybe you spent it in bed with a good book or watching Netflix — rest is important.
Maybe you spent it barbecuing and watching the game with your family —quality time is important.

Each of us get to the weekend and have choices to make about how we will spend our time. What sometimes happens though, is that we’ll give it no thought at all. So we'll go out every night and when Monday comes along, we'll complain to our co-workers about how we didn’t get a chance to catch up on rest. Or we'll rest a little too much and when Monday comes along, we'll complain to our co-workers about how we didn’t get to spend the weekend hanging out with friends like we had hoped.

Because, as the wise (but super creepy) Cheshire Cat from Alice and Wonderland so eloquently put it, "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.” If we aren’t aware of what we want out of life, how will we know what to say yes to and, perhaps more importantly, what to say no to? This isn’t a post about goal setting, life planning or meticulous scheduling. It’s a post about awareness. About noticing what we spend our time on and simply adjusting to prioritize the activities that matter most to us.