Tuesday’s Chill Pill: A Little Trick for Getting Unstuck

Signs of Overload

Have you ever stared at your to-do list and realized after 3 minutes that you’ve been spacing out and have no idea what you’re actually supposed to be doing? That was me today. I have the worst case of ADD I’ve ever had. First it took me over 10 minutes to get even a fraction of my to-do’s down on paper. Then as I considered which ones to actually tackle, the words turned into blurry blobs on the page. As King Julien XIII in Madagascar is so fond of saying: “Oy vey everybody!” I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Quick Fix

Before I started drooling, I realized I had better get my act together – and pronto! So I did what I always do when I am feeling totally stuck and without focus. I grab a thank you card or two and start writing. To whom? To anyone in my life who deserves one. Sometimes I even write one to myself – a thank you for getting my but in gear and doing whatever it was that I didn’t think I could do. It’s amazing how focusing for a few minutes on what you have to be grateful for gives you all the energy you need to get back in the game.

10 thank you notes was all it took to get my head back in the game today!

What about you? Have you ever used thank you cards to give yourself a jump start? If not, do you think it would help you get over your inertia? I’d love to hear from you!