Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I have mentioned here that lately, life is complicated.  I'm doing lots of sorting out and evaluating and deciding and understanding and learning.  Things are changing, which is not a bad outcome.  Just ... well.. complicated.  Transitions generally are.  So please forgive what are likely to be continued gaps while I sort how my new life will look.  I see light ahead and I know I am moving toward something peaceful, and that is a good thing.

This morning I was reading blogs (oh, how I love the Flipboard app on my Ipad) with my morning coffee, and I came across one in which a life-coach sort of fellow brought up the subject of analyzing his life in terms of the non-negotiables.  And that got me thinking: what in my day to day life is non-negotiable, in terms of how I spend my time and where I put my priorities? 

Here's where I am so far:

1.  Taking care of my daughter -- making sure she is well and happy and emotionally supported
2.  Feeling good about my living space
3.  Being connected to family and friends
4.  Feeling hope -- looking forward to something each day, however small
5.  Reading -- I need to read like I need to breathe.
6.  Doing something creative.  

I undoubtedly could come up with more the longer I think about this.

Thinking of "non-negotiables" applies to all sorts of aspects of our lives, now that I think about it.  Values.  Qualities in a relationship.  Requirements for life-work.

But for the day to day, priority of activity, what is your non-negotiable list?