You will not understand why the golf balls in my life matter until you watch this video: The Empty Pickle Jar. Right now in my life I find my emotions change daily or even moment to moment. I am sure it is because I have a lot to do before I go on maternity leave and also all that I still need to do to prepare for our baby’s arrival in 2 months! One moment I am calm, thankful, and at peace. Then out of nowhere, my day gets busy at work or at home and I feel overwhelmed, anxious, and scattered. Yesterday I felt the latter. It was as if the world around me was spinning so fast that I had to sit down, breathe, and remind myself that I can manage the stress and regain my footing. But for some reason, I just couldn’t. My mind was constantly going and I still had so much to complete on my to-do list; it made me feel uneasy. Then I came across an email my friend G emailed me 2 months ago with a link to a video that she suggested I watch. I thought what better time to watch it than when I needed something to rescue me from my madness. After watching it, it was just what I needed. I watched it several times to be reminded of the message: the golf balls are what matters in my life: Daniel, our baby, family, friends, faith, and health. Everything else is secondary or even trivial. People always remind me of this, but yet my focus turns to the non-golf balls in my life and then I need to be reminded again. In this case, via a video! I wish this weren’t so. I wish on a daily basis I would always make the golf balls in my life a priority and maintain their status well. I think this would help me be happier and less stressed.
Do you have a suggestion on how to do this? Why do you think we focus on the non-golf balls in our lives as a priority when at the end of the day they have less worth?