I write on Mondays. At least I intend to write on Mondays. However, it’s five-o’clock and I’m just now putting my first words to paper. I’ve been wrestling with what to write about, this Thanksgiving week. We all need to take time to feel gratitude and take note of what we are thankful for, of course. I considered gratitude as a topic, but what I really want is to share one thing that could be beneficial for you this season.
So here I am, sitting at my desk, with the sun going down on this day, and oh-so-close to talking myself into abandoning writing at all this week. Then I noticed it…The yellow sticky note I keep on my laptop. It says “What’s the one thing I can do right now, to make this easier?” And there it is.
This season, when time is scarce, demands are many, and your emotions are about to get the best of you, this one thing will help you regroup and reboot.
- Ask yourself “What is the one thing I can do, right now, to make this easier?” Take a deep breath, answer the question, and do that one thing.
If you know me, you know I am a big proponent of asking a good question to change the dynamics in almost any situation. You see, asking an earnest question works like an instant flip-switch for the brain. Unproductive thoughts, words, and actions shift like magic, in response to one good question.
Asking yourself this one question is enough to shift your internal perspective when you are stuck, frustrated, or even feeling overwhelmed. Doing the one thing will give you momentum. “What is the one thing I can do, right now, to make this easier?” has helped me calm down, get clear, and take positive action many, many times. Give it a try. I am confident it will work for you too!
On behalf of the Perspectives team, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Be safe and be happy!
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