The Grounded Middle

Afternoon, originally uploaded by jenleedotnet.
  1. Reach out to support someone else.  It always adjusts my perspective to remember i'm not the only one celebrating or struggling.  Giving love and encouragement reminds me of who I am.
  2. Put something in order.  Washing dishes, putting away laundry, clearing clutter--anything that orders my physical environment--helps minimize my visual distractions and loss-related stress.  My thoughts and emotions order themselves while I work.
  3. Take one small Next Step.  These are not the days to expect blockbuster performance.  Whether it's a submission that seems daunting or a chore I've been avoiding (for sometimes months), one small action to move the ball forward is sometimes all it takes to change the whole game.