Ostrich Dilemma

16 04 2012

Ever have days when you feel like life is out of control and there are too many things to do at once. You wonder how life got so complicated and begin to envy the college student’s biggest problem, the student loan. Then the ostrich dilemma creeps in, whether it’s fact or fiction that an ostich buries its head, you want to bury yours in the sand. “Please, no more,” you think to yourself and wonder if life can get worse, and discover that everything bad can in fact get worse.  If you find yourself in this situation here are some tips.

1. Take a deep breath and step back from the situation. Ask yourself these questions:

  • What exactly is the problem?
  • How can I fix it?

2.. Go do something refreshing. For some it’s getting together with a friend over lunch or coffee, for others it’s buying a new hat, shirt, shoes, whatever. Take your mind off of your problems for a time and do something you enjoy.

3. Come back refreshed. Don’t over react. Now answer the questions: What is the problem, and how can I fix it?

4. Spend the next few days making changes. Do everything you’ve been procrastinating. Don’t leave any rock unturned. Problems don’t resolve by themselves. Get in there and make changes before it gets worse. Belive me, it can get worse.

Even if you don’t make the right decision, you can feel satisfied that you tackled  the monster: the problem. We are all a work in progress. Pat yourself on the back for effort. Until next time, more cowbell baby!

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