How to Set Your Priority List to Your Phone

How to Make Your Priority List Your Phone Background

After going through the Purposeful Planning process myself a couple months ago, I wanted a way to remind myself of the priorities I searched my soul so much to create. I wanted a way that was in my face, that I couldn’t ignore. A way that I would see it frequently and be reminded not only of what I needed to focus on but on how far I had come.

It may seem simple, obvious even, but I set my priorities to the wallpaper on my iPhone {yes…I’m still in the dark ages with the iPhone 5…}.

I wish I could tell you how to do this for every phone, but I can’t. I’m just not that savvy. What I can and will show you in the rest of this post is how to create the image and how I set it to my background image step by step.

Creating the Priority List

Once you’ve walked through the Purposeful Planning Worksheets and have a priority list, you’re ready to start this process. You can shop the worksheets here: Purposeful Planning Worksheets. That is the link to the letter sized digital version. They do come in 3 sizes (junior or “half” letter sized, letter sized and A5) as well as both digital and physical versions.

I used the A Beautiful Mess App to create the background. I simply typed the list onto a plain colored backdrop in white font and saved it to my camera roll.


Setting the Priority List As Your Background

Navigate to your Camera Roll and click the little square with the up arrow in the bottom left corner of the screen. It will make your screen look like this. Double check to make sure it selected the right photo.

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Click the button in the bottom right corner that says “Use as Wallpaper”. Your phone will let you move the image around to scale:

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Once you are happy with how it looks, click “Set”.

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Click whichever option you prefer! I selected “Set Both” so the priority list is right there on my lock screen and my background, so no matter how much I look at my phone, I’m always being reminded what my priorities are. I seriously may never ever change it {unless my priorities change…but I don’t really see that happening…ever} 🙂


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