Is it Time for a Priorities Check Up?
Working from home is a dream to many people. And its true, it comes withmany benefits. Working from home enables moms to plan their day aroundchildren's needs and schedule. Having the freedom and flexibility toattend school functions, play paper dolls at 11:00 a.m. or have an afternoontea party in the middle of the living floor are all luxuries of working fromhome. Working at home is great, but be aware, priorities can getblurred.
Our society admires successful people. Many people are driven to make alot of money or to be well known in their industry so they can be consideredsuccessful and worthy in people's eyes. However, it may be more accurateto believe we are truly successful when we are happy and content rightwhere we are. The constant pursuit of more or envying others' possessions doesnot bring contentment. It brings depression and envy. If you've ever seencelebrities, who are rich and have "everything", you've probably noticed many seem empty and unhappy. Having it all isn't about money orpossessions. It's about people and the relationships you build in your life.Happiness is also about being content with what we have.
A home business can consume you. If you have your own home business, youhave to use caution not to let that desire for success or money consumeyou or make you lose focus of your priorities and the people in your life.The thought of success or making a ton of money can cause us to forgetwhat's really important.
Thinking ahead five years, will you be most proud that you made a certain amount of money or that you enjoyed your children while they were young? Will you think back to all the rushing around and quick meals and wishyou'd spent more time enjoying life? Will you have spent time together withyour spouse building a strong marriage? We know good marriages don't justhappen. They take work just like everything else. Will your family life be healthy or will everything be on the back burner while you make millions andbecome "successful"?
We must take a look at our lives and how we are living often. It is so easy to let day-to-day life consume us. Are you happy? If not, why? Are your priorities in line? Are you placing a priority on your faith and your family or is your business consuming your life? Is it time to re-prioritize things?
Don't put your happiness and your family on the back burner. Family andour time together are too precious to waste.
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Lesley Spencer is founder and president of the HBWM.com, Inc. Network