In WebMD, Personal coach Laura Berman Fortgang, author of “Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction” says getting your priorities clear is the first and most essential step toward achieving a well-balanced life.
The important point here is to figure out what you want your priorities to be, not what you think they should be.
“I use an exercise for figuring out what matters most,” says Fortgang. She has her clients take a couple days off from work to contemplate the following series of questions:
1. If my life could focus on one thing and one thing only, what would that be?
2. If I could add a second thing, what would that be?
3. A third?
4. A fourth?
5. A fifth?
According to Ms. Fortgang a typical Top 5 list would probably include the following:-
Children, Spouse, Satisfying career, Community service, Religion/spirituality, Health,
Sports, Art, Hobbies, such as gardening, Adventure/travel .
What are your Top 5?