Be Your Best in 2016 by Focusing on First Things First

01.01.2016, 9:00 CST | Posted In: Health & Beauty

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The New Year is a great time to reflect on the big questions of life like, Who Am I? Why Am I Here? What Is My Purpose? What Should I Do Next? While we at Obagi love to talk about how to look your best, we also know how critically important it is to BE your best.

In the Spirit of BEING your best in 2016, we’ve put together this mini workbook to help you think about priorities. Often overlooked is the necessity to put “first things first” in life; to work out what our priorities are, and how much time and energy we’re spending each day on things that matter (high priority items), and things that don’t (low priority items).

Ask yourself, how do the areas listed below rank in terms of importance to you? Rank them in order of importance from 1-8 (1 is the most important thing in life to you, and 8 is the least important.) After you rank them, consider how much time and effort you place on each area currently. Does the time and effort reflect the prioritization of: Are you living life according your priorities? There is no right or wrong answer; this is all about Y-O-U, and being your best in 2016 by focusing on First Things First.

Original Family: This includes parents, siblings, aunts and uncles. Those with whom you grew up.

Adult Family: Your spouse, your children, your significant other.

Close Friends: Those who you know “have your back,” and can count on to be there when you need it.

Acquaintances: Not close friends, but people you like and want to spend time with.

Work: Your career, the way you make your money.

Health: This can include exercise, healthy eating, physician and dental care… anything that takes care of your physical well-being.

Spirituality: Your connection with a Higher Power. Or your connection with something outside yourself. Whereas “health” deals with physical well-being, this area deals with emotional and spiritual well-being.

Fun: Play, relaxation, “recharge” time.

How did you rank these areas in your life? Are you putting first things first already, or do you have some re-prioritization to do in life? Comment below. 


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