Here are some of the puzzles I’ve been working on:
- How to get doctors to attend group meetings — that have been shown to reduce burnout — when they are too busy to attend.
- How to balance my own self care with the care of others.
- How to write and publish an article about my therapy groups.
- How to move forward with my song-writing “career.”
- How to fix the seemingly intractable 68 errors in the information that was supposed to automatically and seamlessly transfer to my income tax preparation software.
- How to do a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle in a house with cats.
I’m realizing, here and now, that it helps me to reframe problems and obstacles as interesting puzzles I’m trying to solve, rather than potential sources of pain and failure. That way, I approach the day with curiosity and excitement, rather than with dread and worry.
Do you see puzzles in my images for today (as I try to fit the pieces together)?
I will try not to feel really stupid solving tax (and other) puzzles on Companies that Care Day, Freedom of Information Day, and Everything You Do is Right Day.
Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “puzzles.”
Thanks to all who help me solve puzzles every day, including YOU.
I find the Goldilocks principle very interesting!
Ann, I also want to have a look at the TED video, that you included.