January 2017 Newsletter
Hello, and a joyous January to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter. The photo above shows
me looking up at a bird in flight. I chose the back view
for this transitional month. We've left 2016 behind, hopefully having
learned from it. We're moving on to the future now, which is sure to
be full of unexpected adventures.
Today's issue has an article on being stuck, and some ideas for not
Are you tired of being stuck?
Let's say your challenge is exercising consistently. You
wake up on New Year's morning, full of resolve, determined
to exercise every single day. You find the gym is closed
because it's a holiday, so you go for a brisk walk. Then
the next day you have a dentist appointment you forgot about
and there's no time for the gym. After a week you've only
gone to work out once!
Don't give up. You have a worthy goal, you just need a plan
which suits your lifestyle better. Think of the kinds of
"exercise" you could do: yes the gym, or a brisk walk, or
some calesthenics or even dancing in your living room. Find
a time which works for you, maybe on your way home from the
office or first thing in the morning, and do one of your
routines. Doesn't that feel better than blaming yourself for
A common reason people can feel stuck is what I call the "all or
nothing" mindset. I worked with a woman who was trying to get
control of her habit of snacking whenever she felt stressed.
She kept herself on a tight leash, yet if she had one cookie,
she'd figure all was lost and finish the entire package! Like
the person who wanted to exercise and was defining it too narrowly,
this woman saw "eating healthy" as
never having something sweet!
Another way some folks mistakenly think they're stuck is if
their natural tendencies run contrary to what they "should"
be doing. Someone in a family of successful doctors may feel
stuck in a nursing job she dreads, while her own health declines
because she's so unfulfilled. The health care profession is not
for her -- she was pushed into it. She'd be much happier doing
something else she loves like teaching or working with children.
She's not stuck, she's in the wrong job!
If you think you're stuck, take another look. What are you not
seeing? If a friend looked at your situation, with a view that's
less involved than your own, what would he or she suggest? Let
your imagination run free -- maybe the guy supposedly trapped in
the jar can unscrew the top and climb out! When I've thought I
was stuck, there was usually another approach I was overlooking.
And I wasn't asking anyone else for help or advice either.
Whether your current challenge is in the area of career or finances
or health or relationships, I can almost guarantee there's a solution
you haven't considered. Sometimes just taking a break from
mulling over what to do, to go for a walk and clear your head,
will open up your thinking to let some inspiration enter.
Maybe you only think you're stuck! When you really understand
that, and that you have plenty of possibilities, you can get
To read about having your vision stuck at a certain distance,
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Enjoy the beginning of your January, and of 2017.
I'll write again in a couple of weeks. Take care!