1. List the things that are important to you.
Fill this out in your journal over the next few days, then come back for the followup below (try not to peak at it yet 😉).
Okay, it’s midweek now, finished? Here’s the followup:
The things that are important to us can serve as a source of meaning. But that can be dangerous: is your meaning and value summed up in your social circle, career or possessions?
Your job is not your identity. It may bring meaning to your day-to-day, but it does not define you. You are precious and valuable beyond your chosen job title!
This week, sort the things that are important to you into these categories:
- Things you choose to prioritize, e.g. a hobby
- Things you are obligated to prioritize, e.g. your family or job
As you sort through these, you may discover that some “important” things are really just things you feel you have to do, while others carry deeper meaning.
That’s it, watch your inbox for prompt #2! And I’d love to hear your thoughts on the prompt — feel free to drop me a quick line 👌