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First Find the Clearing

First Find the Clearing

by Mary Lee Gannon

Yesterday this exercise helped a client of mine totally relax and be able to strategize on three different issues where she was stuck. When you are overwhelmed, just slow down with whatever relaxes you – meditation, prayer, yoga, physical exercise. Notice the clearing that opens up. Allow the answer to present itself to you instead of ruminating on it. In that space if you are still overwhelmed, write everything down that concerns you. I call this a brain dump. Then address each issue thinking about which option will resonate most with what you value. Part of the science of this is to also note what you need to eliminate. Sometimes using an eraser on our to-do list is the best tool we can use.

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