What CAN You Do (about it)? :030

What CAN you do?

I ask myself this when I feel stuck, when I feel that there are no more options- especially when I’m feeling sorry for myself.

You know those times when you feel that you’re being challenged from all angles and by every situation in your life? When you feel pinned in a corner.

It’s at these times when you must stick up for yourself. Dig deep. Get up! Keep going!


Ask yourself, “What can I do?”

This game of life can be really challenging at times but don’t let it get you down!

Get a piece of paper and a pen, yes, we’re going to do this the old fashioned way! Putting pen to paper makes it more real… because we are looking for real solutions! (When we’re up against a wall and feel defeated we naturally just see what doesn’t work and what isn’t working.)

  • Feel stuck? Call a friend, ask their perspective, what they think are options.
  • Are you noticing resistance? Still write down the option, and also write down your resistance or opposition.
  • Choose one thing you will do to change your situation. Stick with it!
  • Keep adding to your list.
  • Continue implementing solutions.

Remember, you can only change yourself, so this list is about things that you can do to improve your situation.


See the possibilities

You’ll be amazed by how your perspective shifts. The options that come to you. Write them all down, even the seemingly insignificant ones: I can smile, I can breathe, I can change my mind.

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

– Dr. Wayne Dyer

When You Start Thinking You Can – You Can!

Like The Little Engine that Could, soon enough you will know you can!

Yeah, sounds simplistic, I know. But think of times in your life when this has been true. What have you learned or overcome because you believed you could and stuck with it?

“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right!” – Henry Ford

So, if, just if, every thought you thought came true… which thoughts would you change?

I bet you would choose to think the thoughts of what you want in your life and for your health… not what you don’t want, right?

Notice how just thinking about what is possible changes how you feel. You feel better, which seems to open you up for more solutions.


Find examples of people who have Overcome

A good story can lift the spirits and provide wisdom and guidance. Check out the Success Stories in the archive in the sidebar. Search online “success story ____” and whatever is troubling you.



Stay connected with people and resources that uplift, support and guide you in the direction you want to go. We all need support at times. Connecting to this support is one easy way you can support yourself!