I was perusing through Oprah’s website the other day, and I came across this quote. It really got me thinking. What is my bigger ‘yes?’ What are my highest priorities?
Honestly, I’ve been thinking about this almost daily since. My plan was to jot down my thoughts in my journal, but that hasn’t happened yet. I have, however, been keeping mental notes.
First and foremost, I’ve decided that I am sticking to three priorities. Why three? Well because I read something recently that mentioned how humans can only focus on three things at a time. Sounds good to me!
Here we go…
My number one priority is ME! Call it selfish if you will, but I’ve come to realize that if I don’t take care of me, nothing else gets taken care of (at least not well). Simply put, this means doing things on a daily basis that make me happy – with eating chocolate being #1! And this may sometimes mean that other things don’t get done right away (laundry, cleaning, etc.), but that’s ok. Folding laundry doesn’t make me happy, but reading a book sure does!
My number two priority is Vishnu – namely, spending time with him talking, laughing, cooking, being goofy, etc. I’ve mentioned before that because of our busy and somewhat opposite schedules our time together is often limited. So, we strive to make the most of the time we do spend together. And that will always be a priority!
And finally, my third priority is my job. This one is different from the others not only because it has to be a priority right now but also because it really does give me a sense of self. It gives me great pride to be able to provide for my little family. And I truly enjoy the work I do and the team I work with.
There you have it – my top three priorities for now. I’m 100% sure these will change over time, but for now, I’m happy about where I’m focusing my energy.