4 Easy Steps to Get Your Priorities Straight

By Courtney Elmer

You’ve heard it a million times: “Make sure you’ve got your priorities straight!”

But, how do you actually do this with constant demands on your time and attention?Here are the simplest and quickest way I’ve found to make sure that I stay in control of my calendar vs. letting my calendar control me.

• Make a list of the things that make you happy
• Make a list of the things you do every day
• Compare the lists
• Adjust accordingly

If you truly want to do more of what you love, this is a great place to start.

Too often, we spend our time on what feels urgent, instead of on what’s truly important – aka, the things that make us happy.

Aligning your “actions” with your “priorities” is easier said than done, but it’s a critical skill to practice so you put your head on your pillow every night feeling satisfied, accomplished and fulfilled instead of overwhelmed, stressed and exhausted.

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