Renewing and building our significant relationships is essential to healthy stewardship as well as to a healthy life. Setting aside some time to be with a spouse, a partner, a friend, and God is part of this. Setting aside time to be with ourselves is overlooked many times but it is equally important. We tend to be very good at setting aside and scheduling time to do the things we commit to do. Setting aside time to be with God, to be with others, or with ourselves is a whole different matter.
How we view time is important to our understanding of stewardship. On the one hand it may seem like we never have enough. When viewed as a commodity, we may never have enough time. See the articles I: Time Viewed as a Commodity and II: Cluttered Time Syndrome for more on this. The next series, including III: CTS & the Flood of Tasks, IV: CTS & The Constant Yes, and V: CTS & the Impact of Loss will explore how time can be consumed in different ways and how you can break the hold in which you find yourself.