When life’s good, there are still choices and compromises to make. Whilst there are lots of things you want to do, there’s a limit to what you can do. Time is a precious commodity that you only get to spend once – so spend it wisely.
Having too many choices can lead to overwhelm, indecision and procrastination which are versions of being stuck. Making a decision will stop you feeling stuck and help you to get back on track to a life you love.
If you find yourself in the position where you have lots of exciting things on your bucket list, and you don’t know where to start, try these ideas.
Make a wish list
Have a way of collating all your ideas in one place. This will keep them safe for the future if you’re not able to do them straight away. It doesn’t matter how you do this, it could be old-school with a notebook, or using software – do whatever works for you, but keep them in one place that you can access when you want to.
Having a way to capture your ideas will also get them out of your head and trying to remember them. It will give you the headspace and free you up to enjoy yourself and be present.
Prioritise your ideas
Go through each of your ideas and identify which ones bring you the most joy or excitement when you think about them. Identify the top 2 or 3 things that you’re going to adopt or try out first.
Depending on the size and complexity of each item, you may be able to do a few. Don’t try and do too many big ones at the same time or you’ll end up not appreciating the experience and enjoying them fully. You’ll also have to compromise depending on your available time and resources.
Make it happen
Plan out the steps you need to take to make your ideas a reality. Work out a reasonable time frame for each item depending on what’s involved. It could be as simple as booking time in your diary to go for a daily walk.
For bigger projects, allow the time needed for it over a period of days, weeks and months. Write a list of the different steps you want to take to achieve it so you know what your next step will be.
Set yourself a goal to try new things
You could set yourself the goal of trying something new every other month or twice a year – whatever time frame suits you. It doesn’t have to be full-on experiences or huge projects, you could look for ways of testing out different activities to see if they’re something you want to spend more time on in the future.
When the new things become a habit
Some of the things on your list may be new habits you want to adopt such as a yoga practice. Don’t try and add too many new habits in one go as you’ll find yourself stopping them all. If you want your new thing to become part of your routine, you need to give them the chance to become a habit. At this point, you can add another new habit into the mix.
Choice is power
Having a choice makes you powerful in your life and future. Not making a decision about what to do is actually a choice too. Life will force you forward anyway so why not make it something fun and interesting?
You have the choice to be courageous and follow your passions and dreams, whatever they are. You have a choice to live your life in a fantastic way. You have a choice to be the best you, you can be. Ultimately you have the choice to take action and do the things that inspire you.
“Life presents many choices, the choices we make determine our future.” Catherine Pulsifer
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