Don't you just love the simple pleasure of puzzle building?
For me, these days, I've realized that puzzle building is like a delicious treat. It allows the sweet luxury of slowing down time and stepping off of life's rushing treadmill, away from all things screens and technology.
I've always enjoyed this relaxing pastime, and this December was no exception. It's been a while since I last built a puzzle, so what a delight it was to tear the wrapping off a large Christmas present this year and to find, not one, but two 1000 piece puzzles!
It wasn't long before my family and I opened the first box and started sorting the pieces to start building... and before long, my thoughts were drawn toward the parallels between puzzle building and life.
By the time the last piece was fitted, I had a rather surprising list of insights into life's wisdom that can be found in puzzle building.
"As much as I love my job, I feel I am losing motivation for it. I don't have a sense of 'work-life balance' and am missing out on time I really want with my family. Quite frankly, I am exhausted and know I can't keep going like this! Something has to change, but I don't know what that is or how to start figuring it out.".... Sound familiar??
Is it possible to stop believing you're a failure?
30 September, 2022
One of the most common mindsets I come across in my coaching practice is the failure mindset. So many of us, deep down, believe we're deficient in some way. We believe we are not enough. We believe that we've somehow failed life in one way or other.
How does anyone go about changing their 'failure mindset' in a way that's truly believable and lasting?
I was recently asked to speak at a women's breakfast event on the topic of "keeping on keeping on", and to share encouragement on how to live every day well.
This was a broad topic for sure, so I soon found myself reflecting on this big question: What is it, specifically, that helps me to keep on keeping on in a way that I get to say I'm living life well? ...Especially when life gets tough.