Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Journal Writing Prompt 31 - Priorities

Good things happen when you get your priorities straight. - Scott Caan

But do you have your priorities straight? So often, we end up running around after things that simply stumble across us, or we stumble into them. Whether it's a job you fell into or a relationship or an activity that takes up your time. Have you taken the time to consider if you really want to do this?

Take the time now. You may discover that all the things that take up your time and space in your life, are not necessarily the things you want.

Knowing it is the first step. Once you know, then you can set about doing something about it. You may not be able to eliminate doing everything you don't like (for example, a job that pays the bills, but doesn't necessarily bring you fullfillment). But now that you are powered with the knowledge of what is and what isn't importrant to you, you can make a plan.

What can you do? What are your options? What interests you? How can you spend more and more of your time doing the things you love? What's more important to you?

Action expresses priorities. - Mohandas Gandhi

What are your actions saying about your life?


  1. Dolly,
    You address a vitally important issue that we can work out and become more aware of in our journaling practice: Priorities.
    When we discover how we are filling our days, we can work out what changes to make in order to increase our productivity and our satisfaction in life overall, especially when we begin to incorporate what really matters to us and eliminate the waste.

    I have chosen your post, Journal Writing Prompt 31 - Priorities, for the #JournalChat Pick of the Day on 12/16/11 for all things journaling on Twitter.
    I will post a link on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, my blog and website Refresh with Dawn Herring, and in Refresh Journal, my weekly e-journal: http://www.refreshwithdawnherring.blogspot.com/.

    You're welcome to join us for #JournalChat Live every Thursday at 5 EST/2 PST for all things journaling on Twitter.

    Thanks again for encouraging folks to bring priorities to the front line in our journaling practice.

    Be refreshed,
    Dawn Herring
    JournalWriter Freelance
    Host of #JournalChat Live and Links Edition on Twitter

  2. Thanks, Dawn. Priorities is such an important concept, yet most of the time we only think of it in terms of short-term, narrow view of what work immediately gets done. Priorities is about how you live your life, and what you fill your days with. I hope this entry inspires people to search for that.