Every few months I sit down and create a “must have” list. These are the things that I must have in my life. Doing this every few months helps solidify what I must have in my life and helps me reflect on whether the things I’ve been doing in the past lead me towards those must-haves.

For example, if I must have fun with my family, but I spent a lot of time fighting with my wife, then I clearly either don’t must-have fun with my family or I am doing something that takes me away from the things I must have.

It’s a good exercise and forces me to focus on things that really matter.