TRY THESE EXERCISES TO UNCOVER YOUR HIDDEN OR FORGOTTEN PRIORITIES.
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Can you recall what you wanted to be when you grew up? Is there a way that could still happen or some part of that dream could be a part of your life? For example, if you wanted to be a ballerina perhaps you could take dance lessons at the community college or buy season tickets for the ballet. If you wanted to join the Peace Corps perhaps you can go on a mission trip or help with refugees who have settled here.
If you woke up and found you had nothing on your to-do list how would you spend your day? What if your to-do list were blank for an entire month or year? What’s on your to-do list today that will still be important 10 years from now?
Fill in the blanks.
I wish I were more _______________________ and less _______________________.
I wish my life were more_____________________ and less _____________________.
Complete the following prayer.
God, please help me to ________________________ and ______________________.
Please give me a bit more ___________________ and a bit less __________________.
Imagine yourself 10 years older than you are now. Imagine that older version of yourself being content and happy, and imagine having a conversation with her. What would she tell you about how she spent the last 10 years?
Also, imagine yourself with absolutely no responsibilities for an entire (day, month, or year). How would you spend it? What would you accomplish?