Saturday, June 22, 2013 6 Comments
Flip a Coin
© By Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, A.C.T., MCC, SCAC
Excerpted from an upcoming book; all rights reserved
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We start small
We begin with the tedium of to-dos – because the lessons learned will generalize to the bigger changes and transitions that we all must face.
Meanwhile, we must all learn the ways in which we, uniquely, “chop wood, carry water.” ~ mgh
Chocolate or Vanilla?
To keep this process as simple as possible, we are going to forget about troubles with the Gap in this article, and work with only one of the other two transitional modes.
The initial step, once you have made your list so that you can work with your own personal and specific examples, is to agree to work on improving one transitional mode at a time.
If you’re having difficulty going into, you can’t simultaneously master the re-orientation of coming out of. You’ll be left not wanting to do anything except sit in your boggle room and cry (or drink!) Sound familiar?
Pick one mode and let’s go.
In the mode you’ve selected, write down ten specific tasks that prove extremely difficult (or nearly impossible) for you – even if you feel like an idiot to admit to yourself or anyone else that you can’t manage it like “everyone else.”
Don’t switch to examples for the other mode – we’re cleaning up one neighborhood at a time.
Next to each one of your ten items, write down all the different activities, mental and physical, you go through to get from A to Z. Below is an example to give you an idea of what I mean by that assignment.