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How to Determine What’s Actually Important to You

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Every now and then, you may ponder the complexities chaos in your life, struggling to figure out what’s next. Are you perhaps confused about which life path to take? 

It might be time to consider thinking about getting your life (and business) priorities in order. 

Struggling to determine what’s important to you can make any little decision you have to make that much more difficult. 

  • What will you do next?
  • Where will you go this evening?
  • Who will you choose to pass time with? 
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Feeling torn between two choices is all too common with people who haven’t defined what’s truly important to them. If you consider everything and everyone in your life as equal in terms of their level of importance to you, it’s going to be impossible to choose what to do next.

How do you identify what truly matters to you? Set priorities! Once you have those set, you’re going to love how simple decision-making becomes.

You’ll have:

  • peace of mind knowing you chose correctly 
  • clearer focus on how to budget your time
  • time to focus on what is and who are most important 
  • more satisfaction with your life experiences. 

So how do we go about doing this?

Let’s discuss: 

Common life priorities

What might your priorities be? The possibilities are endless.

In the list below, you’ll find many common priorities in no particular order.

I am including a priorities worksheet at the end of this post, so feel free to use the list as inspiration to help you figure out your own priorities. 

  • Family
  • Finances
  • Friends
  • Extended family
  • Work
  • Hobbies
  • Personal appearance
  • Health and physical exercise/activities
  • Nutritious eating
  • “Alone-time” with partner
  • Quality time with the children
  • Playing games on the internet
  • Talking on the phone (or texting for those of you who are allergic)
  • Watching television

Got your thinking cap on? Good. Let’s move on.. 

Prioritizing

Now it’s time to put the elements of your life in order.

Put the things more important at the top, least important at the bottom.

Knowing your top priority will enable you to make focused decisions that are right for you.

Here is a list based on the list in the last section, but prioritized.

  1. Family
  2. Alone-time with partner
  3. Work
  4. Health and physical exercise
  5. Nutritious eating
  6. Friends
  7. Watching television
  8. Personal appearance
  9. Hobbies: reading and watching movies 

Are your wheels turning? Great! Let’s keep going.. 

Now It's Your Turn

Setting your priorities in life may take time and effort, but doing so will make life easier. 

  • Take the time to reflect on your daily life.
  • Determine what belongs at the top of your list. 

Seeing your priorities on paper in front of you just might surprise you. 

You might realize:

  • you’re spending lots of time with friends, when you actually feel family is more important
  • you’re not taking care of your family as well as you thought 

Both are tough pills to swallow, but worth seeing on paper so you can change them. 

Regardless of what unexpected results you discover, setting priorities now will help you limit or even remove the less-important elements of your life. You’ll be able to fully focus on what means the most to you.

Finding more joy in your life is as simple as:

  • setting your life priorities
  • knowing what’s important to you
  • devoting your time to those things at the top of your list

What else will it get you?

An enriched and fulfilled life.

It’s time to set your life priorities!

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Ivory Mix 

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Priorities for success worksheet - FREE!

Simple worksheet to help you increase your chances for success by defining what matters most to you.

  • List what’s important to you
  • Prioritize those things
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