Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Why Didn't I Think Of That Sooner!

Why didn't I think of that sooner!

Did you ever have one of the "aha" moments, when the solution to a seemingly impossible situation just comes to you, or you see a situation in a whole new light?

We often get stuck in a rut when it comes to problems. We may fixate on one solution, trying over and over to make it work, rather than trying a different approach. Sometimes "Thinking outside the box" can help. One example being, eating fast-food too often is a problem. After thinking about it, you realize that it isn't a love of fast-food that does you in. It's that you drive home from work hungry and that when you see the fast-food restaurant's sign you stop and buy dinner there - even if know you have a healthier option waiting at home.

After thinking and brainstorming a list of possible solutions to this problem, you try having a healthy snack before you leave work and then drive home using a new route that doesn't go right past the fast-food restaurant. Suddenly, the old strategy of relying on willpower alone to bypass the drive-through - isn't needed anymore.

After a few weeks, you look back and see that thinking outside the box, aka "aha" moments work to your advantage. This week, spend some time thinking about some of the old problems standing in your way of success. Try looking at them in a different light. Is there a new way to do things? Give it a try, I know you can do it!

Blessings for a Glorious Day!


  1. Hi Susie,

    My solution for hunger between meals and when we're on the road: Trail mix with dried fruit and water! I always make sure to pack a ziploc bag in my purse and have some in the car. My son loves it, too. So it makes it a healthy snack for the whole family.

    Thanks for a great post!

    Many Blessings....
    Roxanne ~ Believe Achieve

  2. That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing it. Definitely better than trying to grab something at a convenience store, not only is your idea healthier, it's more economical also.

    Have a great weekend,