10 Things to Do If You’re Stuck in a Rut

Go Easy

Letting Go

Even though I’ve read the saying “Easy Does It” in needlepoint for 22 years on the walls of twelve-step support groups, those three words have yet to sink in. The only time I stop to consider their wisdom is when I’m hurting and I have to go slower because I can’t function at regular speed.

 I’m trying to become as gentle with myself as I am with others, but the progress is slow. Whenever I do manage to take the pressure off of myself in any way I can–by giving myself a longer deadline on a piece, or scratching out all items on my “to do” list that can wait until next week–I breathe a much-needed sigh of relief.

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