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IT’S COMPLICATED

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It seems like complication is the motto of this generation. It used to be just math problems but it seems math is simpler than relationships or the lack of it and those in between.

My unending question is, why does it seem sometimes that everything feels okay one day and then it’s the other way around the next. Everyone wants to be able to give a clear answer when asked.

Have you seen people using the phrase “it’s complicated” to describe their relationship status on social media profiles? Is there any chance that you’ve used that description yourself?

Relationships don’t seem to be the only thing getting more complicated these days. Why do you think that is? If you could pick out one major reason why life seems more complicated than it used to, what would you say?

Complicated is, as complicated thinks. While there are no doubt many contributors, here’s a reason you probably didn’t think of. As it turns out, dealing with complex issues actually conditions us to look for complicated solutions. This means that we often overlook simple solutions, even when they are right in front of our face. Could it be that our own thinking is actually making things more complex than necessary?

Now rest assured, I’m not saying that everything is always simple. Truth is, some things are more complex and require complex solutions. The point I really want to make is that we should look for a simple solution first. That means avoiding the tendency to assume that our challenges are more difficult than they really are.

Let’s go back to “relationship status” for a moment. Could it be that a large dose of honest communication would uncomplicated things considerably? Avoiding honest communication can complicate the daylights out of a relationship. Maybe we have been assuming things about the other person that simply aren’t accurate. Why not ask them to tell you how they feel instead of jumping to conclusions.

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All long term, meaningful relationships will face challenges from time to time. Don’t get hypnotized by the seeming complexity of the situation. Try to keep it simple, open, and honest, and see if things don’t end up feeling much less complicated. I think you will be glad you did.

Do ourselves a favor, let’s stop complicating our life. Let’s uncomplicated situations.

 

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Beating the Monday Blues

 

Occurence: First day of the work week, commonly regarded as Monday.

Symptoms: 5-Minute alarm snooze habit reflex, unconsciously checking of leaves and schedules, brain-dead, low morale, stare-battle with the monitor and repeated minimize-maximize of windows.

Findings: Did you have trouble getting out of bed this morning? I feel for you. The weekend wait seemed so long but went by so fast and now, the Monday Blues have arrived. Keep it cool and have your sanity in check.

If it’s not so happy; well that tends to be the case. How do you beat the Monday blues? They say to dress your best so you feel better. Or to treat yourself. Maybe take it easy? If only it were that simple.

Today I have a case of the Mondays. Tired from a busy and exciting weekend. First day of the week, four more to go til the next weekend. But today I was able to beat the Monday blues with two easy steps.

1. Hunt down chocolate, ingest, feel good.

2. Talk to someone who is sure to make you smile.

Both accomplished at work and I feel I am ready to face the rest of the work week.


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