I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about priorities.
Being able to prioritize is an amazingly useful skill. Most people have to prioritize in their work so they can be efficient and juggle competing demands. You have to be able to prioritize in your personal life to balance work, friends, family, and solo pursuits. You have to prioritize in your budget for the necessary things (like rent, utilities, and food) and the things that are important to you.
When there’s enough time and money to go around for everything on your priority list, the act of prioritizing doesn’t seem that important. It’s when you’re short on something, or your list of priorities has grown while your resources haven’t that it can get hard to balance everything.