By Connie S. Hall
Create balance in your life and fulfill your obligations to God, church, family, and job and include yourself.
Setting priorities is not a problem of time; we each have the same amount of time every day.
Don’t waste time watching too much television and playing computer games for hours. Instead, you should take time to read. Reading increases your understanding and comprehension. In Proverbs 4:7 it says, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.”
We should all be studying our scriptures. If you read John 5:39 it says, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me.” Reading in D&C 26:1 it says, “Behold, I say unto you that you shall let your time be devoted to the studying of the scriptures…”
We should spend time studying or examining new ideas. Taking time to think is good for the mind. Everyone should take time to reflect about his or her life, or imagine ‘what would happen if’, and wonder, speculate, or even question the way things are. Ponder the scriptures, or other good works.
When you put God first in all things, they will fall into their proper place, and you will be able to balance the remainder of your life. Every writer needs to read, needs to write, and needs balance in their life.