Your Challenge Today:
Get your priorities straight!
By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC
Good things happen
when you get your priorities straight.
~ Scott Caan
What does it mean to ‘have your priorities straight’?
Well, that’s a good question and one that only you can answer. What are your priorities, that would be the first question? Once you can identify your preferences, like your goals, you can then work backward to determine what’s important to make the priority a habit and make good things happen!
I like it when good things happen, sometimes life just works, and events fit into a groove nicely, that’s good! You know, like the times when all the lights turn green when you are approaching the intersection, and you feel like life is going your way. Those are the times that life feels like it’s all falling into place, I am on the right track, and I think the universe is supporting me. Then there are those days when nothing goes the way I had planned, the traffic is terrible, I am running late everywhere, clients are not in the best mood, and everything feels like a struggle, ugh.
Well, that is life, some days are up and some down, and then there are days in between when our experiences are a bit mixed. So how do you keep your priorities straight with all the ups and downs of the teeter totter?
The best way to keep our priorities straight is to KNOW what they are and have a commitment to them in action. It’s one thing to say you want to be healthy and it’s altogether different when you choose to walk to work every day instead of taking transportation, that’s priorities in action. It’s one thing to say you want to lose weight and altogether different when you eliminate the potential pitfalls by cleaning all the candy out the cupboards, that’s putting your priorities straight! When you can align your goals with your preferences and actions ~ good things happen as you move forward in your journey with confidence.
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You are all right on — and thank you for sharing. Being gentle with one’s self is vital as is listening to our intuition and ‘beginner’s mind’. Approaching things newly each time and beginning again with compassion, gentleness and an openness to learn. Our priorities do change as we change and that’s a part of the growth process.
Thank you so much.
Today my priority is to get heathy. That means not judging myself for feeling flabby due to lack of exercise. It also means that I need to feed myself what my body is craving… chicken soup. I’m getting veggies in when I can, but not judging myself when I can’t. My priority is to be gentle with myself and get through the day of work.
In mindfulness training I learned that you can always “begin again.” That idea helps me both forgive myself for forgetting my priorities, and gives me the cue to return my attention to my priorities, whatever they are. My overall priority is to be in the best state of health I can, by doing the things we keep track of in this game. And I am slowly learning to appreciate myself, regardless of what acknowledgement I get or don’t get from those around me. But, hey, encouragement and recognition are always appreciated and savored.
my priorities may change day to day or even moment to moment. i have overall goals & priorities such as daily exercise and a healthy eating plan. now i am also spending more time on ME. i am re-evaluating my older priorities as i am getting older. what worked years ago may not work for me now. i don’t want to get caught in a viscous cycle of doing the same old things expecting different results!
on to new territory…….