Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Live your values

Are you spending your time doing those things that are important to you? Are you living your values? Following your true priorities?

For example, lots of people say they wish they could spend more time with their partners or their families. Yet when they're with them, they are either tied up on their smartphones or else thinking about what they have to do at the office or what's on their home to-do list. In fact, a recent study revealed that 80 percent of those surveyed said checking their smartphone is the first thing they do in the morning. That's before kissing their spouse, hugging their kids, going to the bathroom or brushing their teeth! So one might ask, What is high priority, really?

It's always good to look at how you are spending your time. What does a day look like for you? Then think about what's really important to you. Are those things getting on your daily schedule? Or are they getting no time and attention at all? Or just minimal attention? What do you need to change? Or at least tweak? It's so easy to get out of balance. I know I need to reflect on this every now and again to be sure I'm living my values. Why not do a "priorities maintenance check" today?


  1. I guess there are certain activities that can really help us measure our priorities, aren't there?

  2. Are you willing to expand on that? I'd love to hear more of what you're thinking.