Establishing priorities in life is really finding out what is important to you and listing them in order of importance. Asking a series of appropriate questions is a good way of finding out what is important to you.
Here are 20 questions which you can ask yourself:
Who do you look up to or is your role model?
Who influences your life the most, excluding yourself?
Who would you like to associate with more?
What do you long for?
What do you strive for?
What do you consider to be your most important contributions in life? This can be a list of one or more.
Other than other humans, what has considerable influence on your life or plays prominent roles?
What handful of things gives you the most pleasure or satisfaction in life?
What would you choose to do if you had one year left to live with limited resources?
What do you care about the most which is not a human?
What would you like to improve in yourself?
What bad habits would you like to eliminate from your life?
What are my short duration goals and what are my long duration goals?
What important responsibilities do you dislike the most?
Where would you like to be five or ten years from now?
Where would you like to retire?
Where do you spend most of your time away from work and home?
When will parenting begin in your life and approximately when will your parental responsibilities hopefully mostly end?
When do you want to retire if at all?
When will you start prioritizing your life so you will have more time and resources to spend on the important things in your life?
Having answered all the above questions you can now arrange the humans and things in order of importance in your life.
Once you find out what and who is most important in your life then you can proceed to devote more time and resources to them or rearranging your life and doing things so that you can have more time and resources for them.
What gives you the most pleasure in life can be a misleading question because many bad habits and addictions can bring much pleasure but dramatically decrease the pleasure which you find in other more rewarding activities.
A short cut to analyzing what is most important in your life is to list the time and money spent on something. It is usually a fact of life that what you spend most of your time and money on is what is most important in your life right now.
If you are unhappy with the time and money going to the present priority or priorities then your next step is to CHANGE and devote more time and money to the things which you truly consider to be desirable important priorities in your life.
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