Our days are jam-packed, each and every day. Monday-Friday we spend the majority of our day doing things for other people. And for what reason? A job? Other people? Outside factors? Yes, to all. We are all guilty of spending our days doing things for others. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can turn into a negative quickly when your focus daily isn’t on you, or supporting you in a way that helps you grow.
It’s not a hard concept to understand. If you have the feeling that you are putting other people and things in front of you and your priorities, then you probably are. But, don’t fret! Recognizing it is the first step, re-prioritizing is next…and can be super easy to do.
How to Re-Prioritize Your Life
How does one re-prioritize their life and all things in it? My opinions for ways to get your life on track are below. While these may work for some, they aren’t for all – but hopefully we give a few good ideas to get those juices flowing!
Allow yourself to live in the present.
This doesn’t mean to throw your calendar and your planner out the window, but it does mean that you don’t have to schedule out every second of your day. Allow yourself down time each and every day that aren’t “scheduled”. Take in the beauty of being able to live in the moment to make a decision, instead of having your schedule control every second of every day.
Take a look at your journey up to this point.
Are you enjoying where you are in life? Are there things that you don’t enjoy, but feel as if you need to do them anyway? Take a step back and see what is truly important to you and how you can make those items your focus. If you don’t believe in what you are doing and trying to accomplish, then you won’t enjoy the process of trying to do it.
Pursue your passion.
Allow yourself to love something wacky and unique! Have you always loved to sing? Then invest in that karaoke machine and sing your heart out in the comfort of your own home. If you love it, then DO it! Opinions shouldn’t matter when it comes to passions. Passions are the drivers of dreams, and sometimes dreams can turn into realities. Allow your passion to be a journey for you, and be up for the peaks and valleys that you may encounter along the way!
Cut out the fluff.
You are an adult, right? You aren’t obligated to anyone but yourself, and your family. So, stop feeling bad about not meeting up with someone for dinner, or not going out on a Saturday night. Those are fluff items. While they can be fun, if they don’t make you happy or enhance your life in some way, they aren’t worth doing. Try cutting out one or two fluff items per month and exchange them with something that excites YOU. The results may shock you in how it transforms your mood!
Leave the past at the door.
Past thoughts and memories are like anchors…they are only holding you down, causing you to float aimlessly in one place. Cut that cord. Make peace with the past, and move forward. This is so hard for me to do, but I’m working on it.
Take care of your health and your body.
If you do, it will take care of you. Focus on being less stressed and eating healthy. By doing this, it will provide good fuel for your body giving you better moods and more energy allowing you to continue doing and exploring the avenues of life that make you happy. Say goodbye to stress-eating and hello to happier and healthier body, mind and future.
Notice a trend? Re-prioritizing life can be done quickly and easily, and 100% by you. You live one life, make it one that you want and are proud of. Live your life for you, your goals and your happiness and say goodbye to the world of trying to make others happy. Embrace these tips to try, and you may be amazed by how the year 2018 is the year of YOU. Celebrate the new year, and the new you. Focus on yourself first, and allow the rest of the world to follow suite.
I do hope “How to Re-Prioritize Your Life” article has helped you in some way. It would tickle me so if you found this to be so wonderful you want to share with others. And…remember to stop and look at the bees…okay, and smell the roses too. Thank you.