This month was all about recognizing and re-organizing priorities for me, and now I want to hear about your priorities.
What are the top three priorities in your life, and why? Why are they important to you, and how do you make sure you give them the attention they deserve? What do you do if you notice you’ve been neglecting one?
I think priorities generally shift over time. Anyone who knows me personally or has been reading here for any amount of time knows that I'm currently in my sophomore year of college, which has huge influence on my priorities. So for now, my top three are: getting good grades in school, staying involved with people and projects that I care about, and staying in good health.
- Grades are important because they define a lot of college for me. If I don't maintain a good Grade Point Average, I'll lose the scholarship that brought me here - and then I'll really be scrambling for what to do.
- Being involved with great people and projects has great benefits: having a full AND fulfilling social life while also doing things to help me grow.
- Good health is important because I think everything links back to it - no matter your goals in life, you can reach them better when you are in good health.
I can't quite seem to grasp how to give them all just the right amount of attention. I seem to have to "binge" on each every now and then and neglect the others, which keeps me locked in a difficult cycle. I NEED those grades - but I also need to maintain relationships, activity and health. But as I struggle through trying to figure these things out, I also wonder: what comes next? What happens when the need for grades, arguably the most critical of my priorities, goes away after graduation? Will I consciously pick the new priority, or will it be handed to me?