The 5 Tigers represent the big things in life. This blog is about facing them.

Setting priorities

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Now that I’m not working, I have time to accomplish some of the things that hang around the back of my head waiting for the opportunity to become real.

I find two problems with this:

1.  I don’t always remember what I meant to do.

2. When I do remember, I lack motivation.

This first problem is easy to address:  Make a list.  That’s right.  Just write it down somewhere, blog it, tape it to the fridge, carry a notebook in my purse and when I think of something, add it to the list.  Easy.  Okay, not so easy as in it takes effort to develop a habit so this will take effort however it’s easy in the sense of being simple.  Do-able.

Motivation, now, that’s a different thing.

I am not a highly ambitious person.  Never have been.  Never really had a career goal or a path through life.  I’m not a high energy person and I don’t have a dream or a vision.  Not in the world-changing sense anyway.  I do have passions, but “I crochet because it’s a fast way to play with color and texture” isn’t a career statement.  However I AM working on finding something that generates the same kind of interest, I just haven’t found it yet.

Everything seems like such an effort.  I know, that’s probably mild depression because there IS a downside to being unemployed, even if it’s only been 3 days.  I don’t have time to waste, though, since there are no savings to speak of.

Getting out seems to help with motivation, but I don’t have my stuff with me to work on.  When I get home, well, it’s like the Buddhists say, it’s the 10,000 things that also need my attention and I putter around and piddle away time, but I can’t say what got accomplished.  Two days of that won’t kill me and knowing that it happens means I need to get it under control.

I think having a designated workspace will help.  So my task to day is to clean off the dining room table and begin to use it to accomplish goals like rewriting my resume.  Stay on task, stay on task and power through.


Author: Allison Leonard / Kiss5Tigers

I like sci-fi movies, and I noticed that I like the noir ones best. They are almost universally set in a sort of post-apocalyptic dystopia. I later realized, I find them comforting and familiar, probably because I live there, at least in my inner life. Perhaps things are not as bleak as they seem, or perhaps I am simply learning to keep a better attitude. This is the chronicle of my adventures. May you find something valuable here.

One thought on “Setting priorities

  1. Great tips and advice. I find wiring my goals down every night helps me remember and stay motivated. Best of luck with everything 🙂

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