Category: Control

When We Just Can't Get Started...

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Do you procrastinate? Do you find it difficult to start or complete a project? Maybe you are a frustrated perfectionist. Some people were raised in a home where perfectionism was the ideal to shoot for. In reality, perfectionism can be a road block to accomplishing goals, completing tasks or getting needs met.

 

Our desire or driving need to be perfect or do a job perfectly can shut down our ability to move forward and leave us feeling unmotivated and paralyzed. It can prevent us from sharing pain with a trusted friend or calling the doctor. If there is not enough time or energy to do a job perfectly, we may feel frustrated and leave the job undone.

 

There have been many times where I did not even attempt to go after a goal for fear of failing. The thoughts running through my mind sounded like…

 

“What if I fail?”

“What will people think of me?” or,

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  • Control
  • Procrastination

Tags:

  • change
  • procrastination

Winter

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Hello!  Please allow me to introduce myself - I’m Audrey Aukeman, the newest counselor at Second Story.  I’m so excited to be here, and also to have the chance to share my thoughts on this blog.  I’ve been reflecting on a topic that I’m guessing has been on all of our minds this week… winter.  Love it or hate it, this season has certainly made its presence known to us this week, with swirling snowstorms and extreme cold. 

There was a time in my life when a week like this would have been just plain fun.  When I was a kid, I loved the excitement of a surprise snow day and the feeling of community with my family and neighbors — we’re “snowed in!”  With each passing year, though, I feel the strain of winter a bit more.  Being snowed in means lots of shoveling (which does not excite me).  Sometimes it means my pipes freezing or my car not starting.  It also means canceled plans and the inability t ...

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Posted in:

  • Change
  • Control

Tags:

  • beauty
  • change
  • winter

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