I find lately that I am often asking my clients “What’s important”? We have a lot of things competing for our attention. When there is so much floating about and our minds are deluged with information and choice, it can be overwhelming. Momentarily stopping and considering what’s important is one way to prevent us from becoming paralyzed, scattered and even self-critical.
When we ask, “What’s important?” that’s just the beginning. From there we need to challenge our thinking and invoke our feeling.
We may think something is important, but when we really look at it we might find its importance is superficial. We have never really considered (or maybe have not reconsidered over time) why something is a part of our life. It just is. Once upon a time it crept in, got our attention, took root and now requires our energy. We repeat the patterns and behaviors of yesterday, preventing us from seeing life anew.
When you look around at the things you spend your time on, ask yourself how, even if, each adds to your life. Be sure to check not only your thinking about these questions, but how each question makes you feel…….
* How does each activity provide value to you?
* How does it support you moving closer to who you want to be?
* How does it help you fulfill your purpose?
* Will it bring you energy, stillness or strength?
* How do you feel about it?
* Do you want it in your life?
From there you have choices. You always have choices.
What one thing could you start doing today to spend more time on what’s important?