The thing about setting priorities is that if you fail to do it, one or even more parts of your life are bond to suffer. This is particularly true for entrepreneurs; the kind of people who can get completely consumed by the affairs of their business and brain child. As human beings, we juggle a lot at any given time: our careers, our love life, our health, our social life, school and so much more. Without a plan on how to make sure that all this factions of your life work in harmony with one another, you will be bogged down by stress which will in turn lead to dissatisfaction and unhappiness. With that in mind here is what you need to know in order to start setting your priorities straight.
Determine how you currently spend your time
If you know what it is you spend your time on, you can start seeing patterns that will help you re-structure. When you realize that one part of your life get a majority of your time you need to re-evaluate that part and try to divert some of that time to other parts. All without hurting the most important part to you.
Additionally, determining how you spend your time will give you a very clear picture of what you consider as priority to you. Those things that take up most of your time are your priorities. You do however have to evaluate them and determine whether or not they are beneficial to your personal development.
Determine whether or not your satisfied with how your time is spent
Based on your priorities, determine whether or not you are satisfied with the amount of time allocated to the different sections of your life. Some of the things that are most important to business people are there careers, their personal development, their finances and so on. However, sometimes, you may determine that your personal development or even health is very important to you but due to the assessment carried out on how you spend your time, you discover that you do not dedicate nearly enough time to these endeavors. Once that has become apparent, you need to find ways to dedicate more time to these areas. This means rearranging a few things. By shuffling things about so as to make time for more important aspects of your life, you are effectively setting priorities.
By the time you are through with the second step, you will have effectively determined what is most important to you. What you need to do now is find ways to dedicate more time to these parts of your life without totally depriving the other sectors. It all depends on what you deem important, but sometimes you must look outside yourself and pay attention to the things that must be done so as to ensure you are still able to do the most important ones. These are the supporting priorities that ensure everything else is possible. Things such as taking a break, exercising, socializing and pursuing hobbies. These are sections of your life that make everything else worthwhile.