At times life can feel like one constant distraction in a room filled with interruptions. Add the extra dimensions of new technologies, constant growth, continual communication, and never-ending deadlines brought on by software development, and a general sense of being overwhelmed or confused is understandable. Questions such as “What should I work on first?” or “Should I stop doing that and fix this?” are common. In these circumstances, asking for help is a great start. Seeking advice from a project manager, development manager, or development lead can help set priority. But what happens when those individuals are not available or are on vacation? Additionally, most would agree that any seasoned developer should establish his/her own personal priority barometer. For those new to programming or anyone who has struggled to strike the right balance, don’t worry. There is one simple thing all programmers can do to help prioritize their lives.