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Prioritizing Life: Hitting a Home Run in Your Daily Routine

Jan 29, 2024


Life can be likened to stepping up to bat at home plate. The first priority? Getting personal work done and setting the right mindset for the day. Much like putting on your airplane air mask before assisting others, prioritizing personal health, wellness, and mindfulness is crucial. It's about ensuring you're centered and present—ready to tackle life's curveballs.

First Base: Self-Care and Personal Work

Taking care of yourself is fundamental. Meditation, spirituality, health, and wellness—all fall within this realm. If you're not centered and healthy, your ability to assist others diminishes. Your personal work lays the foundation for a productive day. Rise early, engage in activities that center you—meditate, exercise, or nourish your spiritual side. When you're mindful and present, you naturally tend to your bodily needs better, from diet to exercise.

Second Base: Family and Friends

After ensuring your personal groundwork is laid, prioritize your loved ones. Family and friends hold significant importance. When you're centered, it positively impacts the entire household. Always check in—are they ready for the day? No matter how fantastic your job is, an unstable family life overshadows professional success. If your employer doesn't respect these priorities, perhaps it's time to reassess or consider creating your path.

Third Base: Work Responsibilities

A job sustains you and your family. With personal and family matters tended to, work becomes a focused endeavor. Distractions from health or family obligations are minimized, allowing you to offer your job your undivided attention. Prioritize tasks at hand; avoid the allure of constant phone checks or social media distractions. Work deserves your full commitment after addressing personal and familial needs.

Home Run: Community and Service

Community service work holds immense value, yet it should follow personal work, family, and job responsibilities. While there are exceptions requiring immediate attention, your effectiveness diminishes if your own foundation is shaky. Contributing to the world is vital, but only after ensuring your bases—health, family, and job—are secure.

The Winning Strategy: Healthy Habits and Prioritization

Successfully navigating life's demands involves forming healthy habits and prioritizing. Balancing personal well-being, family, job commitments, and community service creates a fulfilling life. It's akin to hitting a home run in your daily routine.

Encouraging a Balanced Approach

Employers should recognize the importance of employees prioritizing health, wellness, and family. Encouraging a work culture that respects these priorities fosters healthier and more productive employees. Employees who feel cared for by their employers are more likely to deliver outstanding results.

Finding Harmony in Priorities

In conclusion, life resembles a baseball game, with different bases representing our various priorities. By mastering the art of prioritization—taking care of personal work, family, job, and community—individuals can hit a home run in life's game. And employers, by acknowledging and supporting these priorities, foster a more productive and fulfilled workforce.

Try this strategy in your daily life and witness the positive changes. And for employers, remember, a healthy and contented team yields remarkable results.

I wrote a book, Profit with Presence: The 12 Pillars of Mindful Leadership, which goes in to further detail about this topic and more.

Although the world is currently abuzz with the term “mindfulness,” some believe mindfulness is a fringe activity to be practiced before or after the workday, if at all. Too few business professionals take the time needed to be present and aware throughout the workday, which is counterproductive. Mindfulness is not only a path to personal success, but a sound business strategy.  

My hope is to positively impact the world through infusing more mindfulness into business -- and it starts with each of us individually. Together, we can create a future where mindfulness is deeply embedded in our work culture, leading to greater well-being, productivity, and meaningful success for all.

- Dr Eric Holsapple


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