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CHCO Blog - Setting Priorities

CHCO Blog - Setting Priorities

Angela Bailey
Chief Human Capital Officer

Let’s all just stop for a moment and ask ourselves, “what needs to be done today and what can wait until tomorrow?” Often everything becomes a priority, making nothing really a priority. We run ourselves ragged and spread ourselves too thin thinking, believing really, that we, alone, must do it all, and do it all at once. Perhaps instead we need to remind ourselves that it is okay to allow others to help us. Trust that the relationships you have built with your family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances are all here to help you achieve whatever it is you wish to do, be, or bring to this world.

Rather than focusing on all that needs to be done, consider focusing on building a strong foundation of support from those you trust the most in your life, beginning with yourself. There will be times when you need to ask for help because you were never intended to battle alone. To create anything, including the life that you want, you may need to reach out to others, learn something new, and explore new ideas and concepts with an open mind and heart. When you do take that moment to stop and ask what is really most important to you today, remember that it’s okay to make time for things that bring you joy and happiness, whether it be playing with your grandchildren, reading a book, meditating, taking an early morning walk in the woods with a friend, traveling to a new destination, trying a new recipe, writing, or just sitting still. Look at all the different ways you give away your time, your energy, and your attention and use that time to invest in what is truly most important to you—from there, everything will start to flow and fall in place.

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