Another thought from the Buddha saying that I came across yesterday:
I wonder how often we ask ourselves at the start of the day, “What matters most?”
- Do we pause to reflect on this, before rushing headlong into the day’s activity?
- Do we have a way of evaluation the competing claims on our time?
- If we do pause to decide, do we think holistically – work, family, spirit, health, leisure…?
- Do we always (unthinkingly) prioritise the same task/activity/theme?
Given that we (mainly) have an opportunity to live each day in a new way, it would be beneficial to build this question into a daily routine.