Every 3 months or so, I do a goal-setting exercise. Over the course of a year, I can easily see what is consistently important to me and what would be okay if I let go.
On a regular sheet of paper (lined or otherwise), I make two rows and three columns. The top row is Short-term, and the bottom Long-term.
The vertical columns are Finance (goals for my money), Stuff (things I want to buy), and Personal Development (skills or habits I’d like to acquire).
I fill each section out for both the short-term (the next 2 years or so) and long-term.
It takes about 10 minutes and is a therapeutic way to analyze what you want and pave the way forward.