This week try to make '˜you' your number one priority

If there is one skill in life that I am constantly trying to hone and prioritise, then it is that of, ironically, prioritising.

Saturday, 2nd July 2016, 6:01 am
Taylor Swift

It seems that if you want to be successful in just about anything, even a weekly food shop, then you simply have to prioritise.

And sometimes the thing that must take top priority is yourself and your own equilibrium.

If we do not prioritise, then we simply become bogged down by the minutiae of life and never see the woods for the proverbial.

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If you are an adult who is running a home, with bills and a job, and perhaps children and their schooling, plus extra-curricular events, then you absolutely cannot survive unless you learn to prioritise.

And not sweat the small stuff.

Life is an intricate juggling game, and in a century where we are all working our socks off and are contactable 24/7, it is getting harder and harder to switch off and spend some time cosseting ourselves and our families.

And here’s the lesson we often forget; life is a juggling act, but family is the only ball that’s made of glass.

Family and ourselves are the balls that we cannot afford to drop.

The only certainty in life is that one day, we shall cease to be.

When that day comes, few of us will wish we’d spent longer replying to e-mails that could wait until morning, and less time cuddling our kids.

Or actually replying to them instead of saying “I’m busy, what now?”

When we are first born into the world, we are the priority.

We spend our formative years being answered to, fussed over, watched for almost every second of our infant existence.

That is for one reason and one reason alone; survival.

Our parents love us and their every instinct is to keep us alive until we can keep ourselves alive.

Once that occurs, and we can be more or less trusted to learn the rest by trying and testing, we often start to slip off our own radars, especially once we begin careers or families. So this week, I urge you to try to make ‘you’ your number one.


Kanye West, he of the mega ego, is always a favourite contender for Wally of the Week.

He’s posted a new video online to accompany his song, Famous.

In it, we see West laying, nude bar a sheet for his modesty, with his wife to one side.

Remarkably, given the fact that Kim’s bottom is therefore also present, Kanye found enough room to squeeze 10 other celebrities into the bed with them.

One of these is Taylor Swift and all the ladies are starkers, whilst the menfolk are covered up.

I am looking forward, therefore, to seeing what Swift’s retaliation will be.

If she has an ounce of nous, then I reckon it will be a teeny, weeny depiction of ‘little’ Kanye.


By the time you read this, the Brexit decision will be eight days old. Still in its newborn phase, and most likely still a point of serious contention.

I found it interesting that, on social media, within an hour of the announcement, many Leave voters were wishing that the Remainers would ‘shut up’.

Odd, given that this is a momentous move on the part of the UK.

Why on earth would people not discuss it?

This intolerance of listening to, or allowing, expressions of opinion seems to be a key feature in some of the Leavers.

Horribly reminiscent of an early 20th century leader whose intolerant world views have been the basis of lessons we appear to have forgotten since.