There’s a Reason They’re Called “Priorities”

I had a bit of an “a-ha” moment the other day.

I’ve been severely lacking in motivation when it comes to, well, lots of stuff. If you’ve followed my roundabout path the last several months, you know that one of those areas is exercise & health-related. (Take here and here and here, for starters.) Another perhaps less obvious area is more relevant to this site … I simply have NOT felt like scrapbooking … or even taking photos, for that matter.

And of course, as someone attempting to forge a career in the scrapbooking world, this doesn’t sit real well with me, especially after doing this big long post about finding your mojo.

On the flip side, I have not struggled whatsoever with motivating myself to work on my new “secret project” or with plotting lots of exciting new things to go along with the 2011 edition of the Memory Logbook. In fact, if anything I’ve been wishing for about 10 more hours a day that I could commit solely to those two projects.

And therein lies the culprit.

Time. Focus. Energy. PRIORITIES. Definition of "priority"As much as I hate to admit it, apparently I can’t do everything.

And that means the illusion of being able to truly tackle a dozen projects at once is simply unrealistic. It finally dawned on me the other day that rather than beat myself up about the fact I haven’t started exercising, still have horrible eating habits, and have let all kinds of little things slide in the past several weeks, I instead need to recognize that it’s not because of some horrible flaw … it’s simply that my priorities are elsewhere at the moment.

And I can only have so many priorities before they’re not … priorities.

So here’s my new plan, which I’m sharing today so that when I start spinning in a few weeks you can come back and remind me … I’m going to get that secret project launched, the 2011 Memory Logbook published … and then I”ll get serious about hitting the pavement and finding more time for personal scrapping.

Until then… no guilt allowed.

By the way … if you’re looking for what promises to be a very cool way to recapture your enthusiasm for scrapping, check out this workshop offered by Simple Scrapper.

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Comments

  1. Good for you Kristin, I am struggling with the exact same things right now! (well not the secret project and publishing a book part, but you get the picture, LOL)

  2. Good for you Kristin, I am struggling with the exact same things right now! (well not the secret project and publishing a book part, but you get the picture, LOL)

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