Live a Life You Love: 5 Steps to Set Your Priorities Straight
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Think about your life. What is really important to you? How would you like to live your life?
Write down the things that are truly important to you, the things that ten years from now will make you proud.
Keep the list between 3 - 5 items.
Try your new life for one week to see in practice what works for you, and then make appropriate changes.
It might take you a couple of weeks to clear the clutter from your life, testing what activities should go, stay, be delegated, or better organized.
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