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Friday, April 29, 2011

Write on Your Heart-- Every Day is the Best Day of the Year

Times of Transition Are Unsettling

Are you finding it difficult to stay positive in today's crazy world of work?

Sure, the economy is slowly recovering, but it still has its ups and downs. You may find yourself in the middle of either making a transition or thinking about making a transition in your career.

But with all the uncertainty about the future, you may be left feeling lethargic, unsettled, and unmotivated to take the next step.

Perhaps you're:

  • Unemployed and you're still without a job after months of searching;
  • Employed, but in a job you hate and feel compelled to keep, even though you fear you may be next on the chopping block;
  • An independent business owner whose business is failing in the current economy, but you lack the energy to develop a new business plan.
  • A recent college graduate worried about finding the right job to launch your career.

Change from Future Tense to Present Ease

No matter who you are, or what your work situation is, when you're in the middle of a transition it's always unsettling--leading you to freeze up, and become frozen in inactivity and inertia.

What makes you tense is your focus on the future. You fear what won't happen that you want to have happen, or you fear what will happen that you don't want to happen.

When you feel overwhelmed and stuck in 'future tense', it's time to stop, take a breath, and ease back into the present. Get off the worry track. Take a day off from thinking about 'your situation', and engage in activities that let you know you are glad to be alive.

Write on Your Heart 'Every Day is the Best Day of the Year'

I know...very Pollyanna-ish. But tough times require, well, sometimes, sitting back, doing nothing, thinking about something else--and a large dose of Pollyanna.

Sometimes we just need to stop to remember--life is to be enjoyed. Instead of letting your life be determined by fear and worry, focus on putting memorable activities into your life each day so you can 'write on your heart that every day is the best day of the year'.

Now put it down, and go play.

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Christine said...

Another nice post. Thanks, Sue. You really get me thinking :-)

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Thanks, Christine. I get me thinking too....and isn't that the point? :)