Even A Half-Step

I've had a few clients through the years who were just stuck.

Didn't know where to go or what move to make. Unmotivated. In a job they hated, a relationship that was toxic, or with weight they needed to lose. You could see it in their eyes. They were trapped in a cycle and it was Groundhog day every day.

Perhaps you know people who are stuck in that rut: they're unhappy with their life and don’t know how to change; they've tried lots of "cures", but couldn’t muster the discipline to make them stick; they are "sick and tired of feeling sick and tired"; they KNOW they should get their stuff in gear and start improving their life, but somehow it all gets put off for that fanciful "another day."

Problems go away when you ignore them, right?  Not!

There is really only one way out of this rut of feeling trapped. It’s to take an action, no matter how small. You don’t need to fix everything in your life right now. You don’t even need to fix one thing.

You just need to take one tiny "half-step." How?

Jot down some ideas; make a wish list. Just try to meditate for 1 minute. Get outside and take a short walk. Get rid of some of your candy or cookies. Organize your desk. Cancel your Netflix subscription! Straighten up just ONE SECTION of your kitchen or garage... whatever depresses you each time you see it.

Don’t do all of these. Do one. Or half of one. It truly doesn't matter how tiny the step...and sometimes tiny is better. Tiny means easy, doable, quick and measurable.

As Leo Babauta writes:

Take that first step. Celebrat