- What's important to you. Write it down, make a list. Sometimes priorities are just a given, your family, possibly forced, maybe your job, or because things you just enjoy, like learning a new craft.
- Review the list, did it cover all aspects of your life: work, finances, relationships, family, health, mental, social, emotional, spiritual, fun.
- Think, think, think. You may need to do this on a daily basis. You do not necessarily need to cover every single aspect of your life in one day. It can play out over a day, week, month, or a year.
- Question yourself: what would happen if you didn't start a new career? How many days do you really need to work out to feel good about yourself? What if you didn't check your email or didn't blog today? Are you following your passion? What would happen if you didn't spend time with your family today?
- Now rearrange that list. Put it in order. What goes on top. What goes on bottom?
- Review the list and make sure it squares up with the questions you asked yourself in step four. Do you need to move anything?
- Daily: Review your master list. Decide what needs to be focused on that day. (You can do this the night before if you're super organized!).
- Daily: Are there things you can delegate? Can someone else help with some of the family stuff? Are there things at work that can move to someone else?
- Daily: Be realistic, focus on three things a day. If you focus on everything you'll get tied up in your underwear. That's just not comfortable.
- At the end of the year, reevaluate. Reflect on the year and what really took precedence. Start from step one to keep yourself happy, healthy, and sane.
January Wrap Up:
Shower Workouts: 5 (I forgot to put some of them on daily mile...oops! But I promised I haven't missed). Also, you should know that I've modified it to include 50 squats at the end. Oh, and I hold the plank for at least a minute. So sue me. :)
30 Day Shred: 16 days total. I won't be doing this anymore as I've prioritized Pilates and running over this.
Pilates: I don't think I recorded everything. But I did record 5 workouts which seems super low.
Fitness Health & Happiness
Do you make excuses when in reality you are really just prioritizing?