When you feel the stress building when something stops working the way it should, a simple strategy can help you stop this anxiety in its tracks.
Has this ever happened to you?
You’re working on a project or a task and get to a place where it seems you can’t go any further…
Yet, you stay there working on it, because you know if you just try this one more time it should work!
And you KEEP trying the same solution--over and over and over--because you know this is the way it’s supposed to work.
Well, this happened to me this week while I was dealing with a computer issue (it seems to happen to me a lot with computers!).
I was trying to get the video I’d uploaded to my YouTube channel to work on my website.
The process is simple: take the little string of numbers and characters they give you if you want to share a video and put it on the website.
I must have tried this over a dozen times…
Each time I was getting the same result: It wasn’t working!
I remember thinking, But this is how it’s supposed to work.
I noticed I was starting to feel irritated and annoyed.
I even tried talking to the computer: “What’s wrong with you?“
Right, as if that was going to make a difference!
Finally, I did what I actually should have done 15 minutes earlier…I stepped away! This can be a very important LifeTOOL to use at times.
The tricky part is realizing when you are right in the thick of things that now is the time to…step away!
One way to help you see that it may be time to step away is to pay attention to how you are feeling.
In my case, when I noticed I started feeling annoyed and irritated, that was the sign it was time!
So, as you are making your way through the holidays, I want to encourage you to be on the lookout for situations that come up where you may need to…step away!
This LifeTOOL can be a great tool for navigating through things!
~ To Living Well TODAY! ~
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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