02nd March, 2023
Keep Asking Yourself, “What’s Really Important for me?”
It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed in the chaos, responsibilities, and goals of life.
Once overwhelmed, it’s tempting to forget about and postpone that which is most near and dear to your heart.
I’ve found that it’s helpful to keep asking myself, “What’s really important?”
As part of my early morning routine, I take a few seconds to ask myself this question. Reminding myself of what’s really important helps me keep my priorities straight. It reminds me that, despite my multitude of responsibilities, I have a choice of what is most important in my life and where I put my greatest amount of energy – being available for my family and children, writing, practicing my inner work, doing justice to my work and so forth.
Despite the appearance of being overly simplistic, I have found this strategy to be immensely helpful in keeping me on track.
When I take a few moments to remind myself of what’s really important, I find that I’m more present-moment oriented, in less of a hurry, and that being right loses its appeal.
Conversely, when I forget to remind myself of what’s really important, I find that I can quickly lose sight of my priorities and, once again, get lost in my own busyness. I’ll rush out the door, work late, lose my patience, skip my exercise, and do other things that are in conflict with the goats of my life.
If you regularly take a minute to check in with yourself, to ask
yourself, “What’s really important?” you may find that some of the choices you are making are in conflict with your own stated goals.
This strategy can help you align your actions with your goals and encourage you to make more conscious, loving decisions.
Keep Asking Yourself, “What’s Really Important for me” And stay blessed forever.