Reviewing your priorities from time to time will help you keep your life simple and moving forward to accomplish what you most desire:
- What is essential (what you need to make absolutely sure you have)
- What is important (very good to have but not necessarily essential)
- What is trivia (don’t bother with it unless you have time on your hands)
Clutter, either of thoughts in your mind or in possessions in your environment, will tend to bog you down. You can keep your life simple by discerning your priorities!
Frequently – after finishing a project, once a day, once a week, etc – review in your mind:
- What did I do?
- What did I learn from it?
- What did I enjoy the most?
- What would I change and do differently another time?
This will help you feel fulfilled about your accomplishments, simplify your activities and waste less time on things that in the long run are not of benefit to you.
REVIEW WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN:
To avoid having to retrace your steps and waste your valuable time, review not only what you have done but also where you have been. When you leave home, leave a restaurant, get out of a car, a train, a plane, do you take a few seconds to scan the place you just left to ensure you have left nothing behind that could waste a lot of time if you have to go back and retrieve it? And, for those of you familiar with the IPM technique of cleanysing, do you remember to cleanse and gather up your energy from places you have been so you don’t bring any unwanted thoughts or feelings home with you?
To focus your energy and stay on track with accomplishing your goals, whatever they are, it helps to review them frequently – at least once or twice a day – to remind yourself of where you are going. Then you can recheck that you are not wobbling off course, but are staying true to your original intentions. You will be like an arrow zeroed in on its target.
Above all, we need to make REVIEW a fun exercise! That’s a vital part of that personal reviewing exercise of: “What did I do? What did I learn? What did I ENJOY the most? What would I do differently another time?” Savouring in our mind what went right and what we enjoyed the most about what we did or what we accomplished will help us keep our enthusiasm fuelled and inspire us to keep moving forward to the next adventure in our life.