#268 / You can only afford one priority
“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option."
- Mark Twain
I don’t believe in having priorities.
As soon as you mark them out, you create a list of things that must eventually be at odds with each other, fighting for air and battling for dominance. Your work and your home life and your passions cannot all be a priority.
There’s no room for that.
What if we could only afford one singular priority? As a guiding light, as a North Star, as a decision making tool? For me, that priority is my family. Everything I do, everything I choose not to do, every choice I make, has to be centred on that.
If something serves my priority, I will invest my time in it. If it doesn’t, I’ll walk away. There’s something to be said for simplifying our paradigms. We’re so caught in the trap of modern life, of connection and communication and technology, that we’ve become shut down and locked up.
If you can identify what truly matters, more than anything else, you’ll have found your own key.
All my love,
Just look for a hug. Some of us need physical contact, from time to time, in order to feel safe, to feel grounded, to feel like we aren’t isolated. If that’s you, take a proactive approach to it. Hit up someone you love for a good, long hug. Settle into it.
Are your prescriptions running out? Take this as a prompt to have them filled. Your medicine is there to make you well. It’s there to help. Don’t let it slip. You’re worth helping.
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of great personal strength, in admitting that you cannot do it all alone. If you need help this week, don’t beat that instinct down. Embrace it. Admire it in yourself. And just ask.