Direction

Some of you may have hopped over to readΒ Beardie’s blog last week where he talks about not completing the minimalism game. His initial feeling was that he had failed – and this got me thinking about something I’d heard on one of The Minimalists podcasts where they talk about goals.

It’s amazing how often I set myself up to fail by setting myself goals – many of them very unachievable! I like to have a plan and I like to know what I’m doing and where I’m going – but if things don’t go to plan I’m thrown off course and often feel like I’ve failed.

In the podcast I mentioned above – Josh talks about setting directions instead of goals. So rather than saying “I’m going to Scotland” you would say “I’m going to head North”. That way – it doesn’t matter if other priorities crop up along the way and you never made it to Scotland – you will have headed in the direction you intended to go.

While you’re reading this, I will be on the last day of my holiday and hopefully I will be super relaxed! Whenever I go on holiday I always pack lots of knitting or crochet. I had already started planning my knitting goals for this holiday when I thought – why do I do this?! I always come back from holiday with very little knitting done because I’ve been too busy snoozing, reading and swimming…and then I feel guilty.

So this holiday I have no goals. The direction is towards relaxation and I will do whatever I feel like doing…even if that’s nothing!

So I might do some work on my Softyak cardie which has slowed down on the progress front…

Knitting & Roses - Jem Weston blog

Or I might finally finish this sock…

Or I might start Christmas gift knitting…

Or I might just read and snooze and swim.

And that will be fine!

 

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