06/23/2015 01:24 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ask Yourself This To Start Living The Life You Imagined

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself: "How much of my life is what I had in mind?" In the "Tip of the Day" video above, Dr. Phil suggests you call "time-out" to assess if your priorities are truly reflected in your lifestyle. For example, if you value peace and health, are you living that way, or is your life filled with chaos instead? Are you starting to work for the things you don't want instead of the things that you do? Make priority lists, and if you catch yourself spending time on something that's not on the list, ask yourself: "Why is this absorbing time, and effort and energy in my life?" Dr. Phil suggests: "Pick one thing each week that you want to change to make your life better. Focus on that for those seven days and see if it doesn’t make a difference."

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