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6.6 Making choices and keeping going

At this point you may, understandably, be feeling overwhelmed by all the potential work options. The work and thinking you are doing on this course can feel challenging at times. You may think that there are just too many options, which may be making you feel unsettled. Although uncomfortable, these feelings are not necessarily a bad thing, as they can be a sign that you are making progress with the changes you want to make.

So, if you find yourself feeling daunted or lacking motivation to continue with exploring the options, some of the following tips might help:

  • Prioritise only the options that you think you could make happen within the next three to six months.
  • Do a ratings exercise on the options – give them 3 points if they feel really attractive, 2 points if they have some attraction and only 1 point if they do not appeal to you. Then concentrate your thinking only on the one or two top-scoring options.