Mid-July 2019 Newsletter
Hello, and a marvelous joy-filled Mid-July to you!
Just do a little!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
Today's issue is about tackling overwhelm by just doing a tiny bit.
Whatever you're hoping to accomplish, from beginning a new exercise program
to cleaning a cluttered closet or desk, to finally looking at that pile
of overdue bills, it's easy to get overwhelmed. There's so much to do --
where should you start?
A common reaction to a large task is to stay very busy doing other things. Yes,
it might give you some temporary satisfaction to visit that sick neighbor
you barely know, or to do the laundry or vacuum the clean rug, but some part
of you knows you're avoiding the big task. This doesn't feel good, and will
likely wipe out any good feelings from completing the small chores.
Another common way to avoid a big task is to procrastinate, putting
it off into the future when you think you'll have more time. This can feel like an
excuse, and it often is. You don't have to go to the gym for 3 hours
straight (most gyms have half-hour classes), or wait until you buy the
perfect workout outfit. There's no time like the present!
One of my favorite teachers,
Carol Look the EFT Master,
is fond of asking "What's the up-side to that unwanted behavior?".
You continue to avoid that task, yet say you really want to do it.
What's that buying you? This is worth exploring. Maybe you like the attention
you get when you complain about it? Or maybe you don't want to look more
productive than an easy-going or disorganized friend, and cause a conflict?
Most of the people who've worked with me, and many of my friends, are
used to hearing me talk about baby steps. Rome wasn't built in a day,
and projects often take longer than we expect. (The latter may be a
corollary of Murphy's Law.) The journey of a thousand miles begins
with that first step, but you have to take one step to get underway!
There's no shame in starting small, and savoring little or partial successes.
Baby steps are better than no steps at all. The old joke "How do you eat an
elephant? One bite at a time!" applies here. Wolfgang von Goethe said
"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius,
power, and magic in it." Why not be bold, and clean up merely one corner
of your messy desk? Like Nike says, just do it.
Here's a story about just doing a little bit to improve vision,
from a lesson I gave years ago.
To read it, click
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Enjoy the rest of your July.
I'll write again in a few weeks. Take care!