Sunday, March 3, 2013
Although I had always preached it and even used it in the past as a general question to my team at work, I needed a friend to remind me of what I had to do to get through a period in my life when too many big things were going on at the same time.
"How do you eat an elephant?" That question said enough for me to take that much needed step back to look at the bigger picture of everything so I could start moving forward again.
If you had to eat an elephant, it would immediately seem so overwhelming to see this big obstacle(s) in front of you where so many thoughts and stresses would be running through you and it would seem like an impossible task for you to handle which definitely does not help anyone, but especially you and your Migraines. My elephant was too big of an object for me to see around which made it difficult to move forward. An elephant doesn't help when trying to regain some semblance of control over your Migraines.
The best way to eat an elephant is "one bite at a time". You need to break everything down into smaller, more manageable pieces or make them more bite sized. It's much less stressful this way and although stress is not a trigger, it can help exasperate your Migraine triggers or increase an existing Migraine - neither of which any of us need.
My friend's little reminder helped me to refocus my elephant; to put my many obstacles back into perspective and then manageable pieces where I was able to start progressing again.
One bite at a time. Don't try to swallow too much at one time; break it up.