What is your priority? Name it and say it loud and proud.
A priority is a priority for a reason. There’s only one of them- you can’t have it all. Well, you might be able to have bits of everything, but treating them all with the respect and time a priority deserves is pretty much impossible.
Is it your health? Your family? Your job? What do you need to prioritise to make your life tick and for you to feel authentic and whole?
A Few Notes on Priorities
- Your priority can change as often as it needs to, and that’s ok. During the day, my priority is my job, but my priority changes once I get home.
- It’s ok to have an overriding priority which become your compass. Mine is my health- if I feel myself on the edge of burn-out, that’s a clear sign that I haven’t been prioritising my priority (if you see what I mean?!).
- Don’t let others tell you what your priority should be. There are only so many hours a day and you’re never going to be able to please everyone. You know where you’ve been harsh with yourself and where you can get more focussed. Remember, you know yourself better than anyone.
- The word ‘priority’ can sound quite extreme, but it doesn’t have to be. You’re just respecting yourself enough to say what is important to you.
Art by Carne Griffiths taken from here
Don’t be Ashamed of Your Priority
I used to be incredibly ashamed that I prioritised my health and wellbeing as much as I did, but to be honest, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t. Lots of people didn’t understand that I was resting before I felt tired (click here for more on this amazing trick!) and not choosing to eat certain things. Others might not always like it, but the more you stand your ground, the more people will respect you for it. You might even inspire them to reassess their own priorities. Having personal priorities is a sign of healthy self-respect and self-love.
So my darling, what is your priority? Do you respect yourself enough to bring it into your life with everything it might entail? Let me know in the comments below.
Love, Katie xxx
Hello lovely Katie
My priority is to get well enough so that when I get my little bundle of fur with bright mischievous eyes (an otherwise known as a hearing dog for the deaf!) in the future I will be able to enjoy beautiful walks in the countryside with her every day
Love and hugs
This is so beautiful Julia- hoping your little bundle of fur will be with you soon! xx