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  • Writer's pictureElaine Morris


Today let's talk about "compartmentalization". Sometimes when everything becomes so overwhelming and we sit and look at this big ball of stress in front of us and you don't know where to turn or even know how to begin to deal with it.

This is usually the case when we have lumped all of our problems, big and small, into one BIG problem. Well there's not way you fix that huge mess in front of you now, right??? Wrong!!!

First make a list of everything that is stressing you out right now. Once completed, imagine if you will, a big cabinet with all these little drawers. You will be putting each one of these listed problems in a little drawer. To make sure that they require a place in your cabinet, circle the ones that will be going there, the big ones, the ones that really getting to you right now. As you go through your list, and before you circle it, ask this really a big problem? Does this need to go in a drawer? If so, give a drawer space, if not, cross it off your list. Continue this process until you have gone through your entire list.

Now look at your list and notice the circled problems and the ones you have crossed off. Hopefully your list is much shorter than when you started and now you can start to deal with them one at a time instead of all at once. Maybe even with a different way of looking at it and possibly a solution.

Give it a try and breathe a sigh of relief........

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