We all have important things in life – sleeping and eating well, exercising, making time for school work, taking care of our families, building our marriage, accomplishing our goals, and more. But instead, most of us busy ourselves with the immediate – checking email, social media, and other trivialities.
This not to say email and social media are inherently evil... But how often do we push off that project you should be working on, in favor of checking your phone, or posting on Instagram?
You are probably expecting this one, too... How often do we know deep inside that we ought to be more active in Jewish life, and commit to ourselves to make it happen, yet in reality we choose the immediate - homework, school stress, peer pressure, student groups, greek events, and video games.
Let’s change it up and start choosing the important over the immediate. Just because something seems so critical and dramatic doesn't always make it important!
Stop. Close your eyes. Breathe deeply. Think about it for 30 (uninterrupted) seconds and make a calculated choice from a position of strength.