Imperfect Action

Hello Reader!

It’s been awhile since I’ve been “here” because I haven’t figured out how to get 36 hours of productivity, (and a bit of fun) into a measly 24 hour day, only 18 of which I’m awake. I always find this time of year to be very schizophrenic– warm weather, cold weather :  cotton or wool?  Gorgeous foliage, seasonal chores: fabulous play or raking leaves, removing screens, stacking wood, storing outdoor furniture, removing air conditioners, cleaning gutters, trimming the garden beds, bringing down winter garments, removing summer garments, cleaning the hot tub, painting the trim, repotting the annuals, cleaning out the garage to make room for the cars so when there’s 2 feet of snow we’re not housebound, changing the quilts so we don’t freeze to death in our sleep, “dressing the house” for Fall so if Martha Stewart drops by she doesn’t have a heart attack, paying quarterly taxes so the IRS doesn’t put me in a cell with “Bubba”, etc., etc……….
My solution? One measly thing at a time….. Chip away at the mountain, bit by bit, know that it will never be perfectly “done!”  Imperfect action is better than none at all, and far less crazy than perfectionism. Today a client summed it up perfectly when she quoted her 90 year old aunt:
“Take it from me, sweetie, the first 87 years are the hardest, so don’t fret!”

Good night and good luck,
Susan Lager
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About Susan Lager

ABOUT ME Susan Lager, LICSW, BCD I grew up in New Rochelle, a suburb of NYC, lived in Manhattan for ten years during college and graduate school, and escaped the madness for the wilds of Maine to be with Thom, the sweet man I'm still married to after 34 years. (We have an awesome 29 year old son named Alec who will run the free world someday). I knew I'd survive the relocation from New York when I discovered the scenic, historic little city of Portsmouth, on the coast of New Hampshire, with its winding streets, great restaurants, and music everywhere. I was especially thrilled to attend the Portsmouth Psychotherapy Institute, an offshoot of the B.I.P., where I did post-graduate training, and then went into private practice creating The Couples Center PLLC, doing psychotherapy, with individuals, couples and groups. In 2010 I opened a division of the practice called COUPLESPEAK™, providing live and online coaching, training programs, workshops, and written materials for people in different kinds of partnerships. I'm still passionate about the work, which is NEVER boring! My clients are courageous pioneers, and they've taught me lots I'll pass on......
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