I have so many ideas for things I want to do – how do I choose between them?

Is your head buzzing with ideas for all of the things you’d like to do one day?   Perhaps you have lots of interests inside and outside of work, but you can’t figure out a way to bring them all together. One day, you are convinced you want to go back to university, another, you’d like to go and live in another country (off grid, ideally), then you are thinking of a complete career change, then maybe you’ll leave work and become an artist, or maybe you’d like to progress at work…

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The power of unstructured time

Last week I heard someone say ‘I think I just like to be lazy.  I like doing nothing.  I rush to get things done so I can have time to do nothing.’  I laughed when I heard it, and it was a laugh of recognition.  I’m also like this.  Although, on reflection, it’s not necessarily that I just like doing nothing, it’s that I like have nothing to do…nothing scheduled, no little irritating tasks needing to be done.  I love to luxuriate in the fertile, creative space of unstructured time.  I know…

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Do you wish you really knew what you wanted to do with your life?

You are feeling stuck in your current job and you are ready for a change, but you don’t know what you want to do next.  It’s so frustrating! Sitting there at the same old desk in the same old office, watching while everyone else seems to move on with their lives guided by some inner vision or idea of career advancement.  You have a sneaking suspicion that you could achieve so much more, make so much more of a difference to the world, if only you knew what you really wanted to…

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Are you drifting through life?

To drift: to move slowly, especially as a result of outside forces, with no control over direction. Sometimes we drift through our lives, at the mercy of the currents and winds.  Sharp rocks and shipwrecks may await, or, less dramatically but potentially as serious, a lifetime of drifting into unsatisfactory jobs, into not quite ever getting around to doing what we really want to do.  We follow the currents of other people’s beliefs and values, other people’s ‘shoulds’, never quite getting where we really want to go.  Perhaps not even aware of…

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