A bit of a journal-style post today. My thoughts are like scattered, anxious kittens.
Feeling overwhelmed is common. More often than not I don’t know what is the “best” direction in my life.
I was listening to a podcast yesterday that suggested essentially pick a thing and go with it for a set amount of time.
Regardless of what the thing is…
You could try dancing, calligraphy or rock-climbing.
I like this because I often feel flakey or like I have conflicting desires. And when I feel like this I just wish there was a magic cure all for a happy/motivated/complete life. Is there?
I feel dread in the space between sticking with something that no longer brings joy and fighting through to complete something. This is often where I feel with “work.” I am sticking with something for the sake of sticking it out. And in that there is learning. And there is dread.
It is a talent to figure out what you want to do.
Thoughts that I am curious about for myself/others:
- What motivates you?
- What overwhelms you?
- What do you dread and why?
- How do you overcome that?
- Are discipline and joy on opposite ends of the spectrum?
Note to self: Relax. Nothing is under control. 🙂