It’s easy to feel overwhelmed looking at your to-do list, especially if you are faced with the prospect of additional demands.
The best starting point is first finding out where you are currently spending your time. Record what you are doing and how much time each activity requires. You can group these into categories, such as family, personal devotional life, business, ministry and service.
Next, reflect and evaluate. How is the way you spend your time lining up with your priorities and what’s important to you? Are there priorities that aren’t represented by how you spend your time?
Finally– and this is the hard part– set appointments that reflect your priorities. Doing this likely means dropping or delegating some things you’re already doing. But setting your calendar to reflect your priorities will allow you to invest your time in what God has called you to do.