Connect Your Problems and Desires

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By Stuart Young

Take the opportunity today to connect your problems and desires.

Often the solution to a problem can be found in the desire associated with solving it. EG: My other half Em suffers from Non-completion Syndrome, the tasks she does at work never seem to end. She knows full well that if they did they’d be followed by more things to do but that’s ok. Imagine having a To Do list that never got ticked off. It just kept growing and growing. The tasks on it moved forwards here and there but they never finished.

A milkman for example has the same task each day. Seemingly never ending, except that each and every day he completes the task of delivering the milk. Next day he starts again, and completes it again. Tick. Done. Next. A sense of closure, of achievement.

If you have a similar situation at work or at home or in any other area of your life where things never seem to get finished try this: break the task down into smaller parts. Create achievable tasks so that you can tick them off as done. The bigger picture may continue unended but at least it’s constituent parts can, piece by piece, get finished. Make the tasks as small as you want, but separate them from the whole.

 This will go some way to relieving the stress believe me.


About the Author: Stuart Young writes his thoughts on his blog How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time. He  launched his book on this topic in May 2012 and has since helped people change their lives. Click here  to get your copy now! He is also one of the authors of the book, “The Best Inspirational Storie I Ever Read: Guide to a Purposeful Life”.