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I find that I do my best thinking when I am out in my garden. There is something about the simple tasks I engage in there, like pulling weeds, planting seeds and watering, that allow my mind to both relax and focus on the things that are most important to me.
Yesterday while I was watering my plants my thoughts meandered towards my priorities. That started me on composing a list and lead me to devising my own hierarchy for them. This is the end result:
- Myself before others
- People before things
- Being before doing
- Love and happiness before sorrow and hate
- Mindfulness before multitasking
- Mistakes and messes before perfection
- Feelings before thoughts
- Gratitude before desire
- Real world before distractions
- Relaxation before activity
My final thought: I wonder what this list will look like in 5 years or 10 years from now.
Do I have my priorities straight? What would you add or subtract from my list? Share your thoughts in my comment box...