How Do I Get Traction When Life Feels Slippery?

One of the things I’ve been attempting to do recently is be kinder to myself. I spoke about that last week.

There are several adjustments I’ve been making. One adjustment includes how and when I’m doing my blog. In these last weeks, I haven’t felt much like writing. Writing felt hard. What feels easier right now is capturing some thoughts on video as I’m walking. So that’s what you’ve got for today’s blog – a vlog.

One of the other ways I’m attempting to be kinder is letting go of some of my perfectionistic tendencies. You’ll see that in this vlog. The wind is a bit noisy near the end. I couldn’t figure out how to fix it without re-recording the whole thing, so I decided to post it as it is, even though it’s not perfect. That’s me reminding myself that sometimes good enough is good enough.

In Ontario (for those who live elsewhere), we’ve just gone into a new level of pandemic lockdown – stay home orders. I was thinking about this when I recorded this video and refer to life feeling a bit like an icy, slippery path right now. The video asks the question, “When life is feeling icy, slippery and even treacherous what do we need to do differently to give us traction to stay on the path?”

This Weeks Photos

I’m an amateur photographer. I love to capture and appreciate beauty. I love to see things other people might miss because they’re moving too fast or simply not looking. This is one of the things I also love about coaching – slowing down enough to see what is really present.

These are some pictures I took on my walks last week in honour of slowing down enough to really see.


In coaching news, I have a fantastic group into their first week of the mental fitness program – 12 people! A couple of additional people have asked if they could join the group that started this past week. As it is already quite a large group and I’d much rather people have the chance to start at the beginning of the course, I’ve decided to offer the course again beginning January 30th. If you are interested in joining us, please connect with me.

A lot of people are feeling the stress of life right now. If you are one of them, this course might be just the right thing to give you some traction and keep you from slipping off what feels like an icy path. It’s all about activating the part of your brain that can help you deal with life’s challenges with more ease and calm. I’d love you to join us on the mental fitness journey.

Sue Das, CPCC, ACC, B Soc Sc (SW)

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