Sometimes when we’re starting up in practice, or when we hit a difficult period, it can seem overwhelming, and we don’t know where to start. So many tasks seem to be calling out for our attention, and all of them seem to be equally important. How do we decide what to do?
Sometimes when this happens to me, I find that I can’t do anything at all, or at least, nothing productive! I spend time doing things that are easy and comfortable (like emptying the dishwasher), or things that distract me (like reading a book), or things that are urgent but not important (like answering the phone). There’s nothing wrong with doing any of these things that we choose to do, however, they may not be the best choice at the time to bring me closer to what’s important for me. Read more