All posts filed under: pressure to perform

About motivation …

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Motivation / pressure to perform / Procrastination

I have been thinking about motivation. There are some things I have no trouble doing when they need doing. There are other things, usually jobs I don’t enjoy much, that I struggle to find the motivation to do them. Examples include housework and gardening. There is no shortage of time to do these things. I thought I would put the question to readers “What tools or strategies do you find helpful in achieving goals?” I […]

1000 posts: So much to say, so little time!

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Blogging / Meaning of life and that stuff / Photography / pressure to perform / Study / technology

This is my 1000th post! It has taken me a seven years to get here. It has become part of my day-to-day life. I don’t write all that often now but love to read other bloggers’ adventures and do the Photo Challenge most weeks. On 8 May I will be leading (as a volunteer) a University of the Third Age class of eight people (seniors) in Blogging for Beginners. I hope to be able to […]

‘Easy Assembly’ (Part One)

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creativity / Just for fun / online shopping / pressure to perform / You must be kidding?

Being keen for a bargain, I did some online shopping and ordered two bedside tables – to be assembled by me! I have never done anything more than Lego in the past (and I wasn’t too flash at that) so this is a real learning experience. I am tackling one cupboard at a time – naturally! It took a good part of this afternoon to get two drawers assembled. Stay tuned for the finished product! […]

Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

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Acceptance / Gratitude / pressure to perform / Self acceptance / Uncategorized

There is so much pressure for us to get involved in stuff. I find it all the time. I think it is about time I accepted that I like my life the way it is! I am surrounded by people who are always off on holidays. Normal conversation involves talking about where you have been and where you are going next. I feel a bit inadequate not being able to contribute. I am not into […]

Do you ever think “I can’t do it”?

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Acceptance / Books / emotions / Mindfulness / pressure to perform

I am currently reading “The Confidence Gap – from fear to freedom” by Dr Russ Harris and published by Penguin Portfolio. I bought the book some time ago and read some of it and then left it sitting on the shelf. I have had some confidence issues so I thought I had better read some more. I am getting more out of it this time. I am learning (again) about listening to my thoughts and […]

Writing and research

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Motivation / pressure to perform / Publishing / Wisdom

The current module in my writing course is about doing research for fiction writing. Our tutor provided the students with a list of questions and instructed us to visit the State Library (Battye Library) to find the relevant information. It wasn’t a test of who could find the best material – the purpose was to encourage the students to physically get out there and find the richness of resources available to create interesting and informative […]