I have too many interests and I'm losing it
February 18, 2014 11:42 AM Subscribe
I have always had multiple interests, and the list has grown as I've gotten older. I can't decide how to pursue them without losing my sanity.
posted by Cybria to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (16 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I've always been a very artistic, expressive person, and as I get older, I find that my multiple interests are more a source of frustration than anything. I want to read books regularly, meditate, learn a local language, draw, hip hop dance, write fiction, take up photography, keep a blog, bake, surf, take singing lessons, become fashion savvy, play guitar, learn to code, adopt a workout routine, and run my freelance writing business all at the same time. I've read a book called The Renaissance Soul by Margaret Lobenstine, and she suggests making a sort of sample platter of your interests by doing four of them at a time, and perhaps swapping a couple out later for new ones if you feel like it. However, I get paralyzed when trying to choose which ones to pursue. This multiple choice overwhelm has had me in its grip for years now, and I dread looking back on my life and seeing that I spent most of it being indecisive this way. I feel equally excited/passionate about pursuing all of them. Any advice on how to go about breaking free of this rut?