This is one of my favourite topics to talk about mainly because of the answers I get when I ask people what their priorities are.
People always confidently tell me what their priorities are but then…. they falter a bit when I ask which decisions they’ve made or how they’ve arranged their lives around their priorities.
Let’s go back a step.
If I ask you what your priorities are, I’m sure you could list your top 3.
E.g. Family, health, home
Now, let’s discuss, how do you practically prioritise those areas?
Some examples for family…
- everyone eats supper together every night
- you spend time together with your immediate family, just by yourselves, at least one day on the weekend
- doing a fun thing together every month
Some ideas for health…
- you work out 3 – 5 times a week
- you cook healthy meals
- you get enough sleep
Some ideas for home…
- you spend an hour organising your home every week
- you menu plan
- you declutter regularly and properly consider where things should go before bringing them into the house
Why is it important to know your priorities?
So you know where to spend your time
If you’re invited to too many birthday parties or socials, for example, ideally you should first be making sure those top 3 priorities of yours have good foundations before tending to a priority number 7 on your list.
This is a simplistic example but I think it makes the point.