What Problem Will You Solve?

puzzle-mdWe all have one—that one problem (sometimes small, sometimes large) that we avoid. We see it, we know it’s there, we know it needs our attention. So, instead we watch TV, or call a friend, or read a book, or just fidget.

But not today!

Today, we solve it.

We make the phone call, ask the question, find the receipt, make the decision, have it out, take the high road, begin the dialogue, commit to an action, start fresh, offer the apology or change our behavior.

In other words, today we do a little bit of weeding.

So, what problem will you solve?

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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched CareGiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

4 thoughts on “What Problem Will You Solve?

  1. Avatar of RichardRichard

    The problem I need to solve today because my business and connection to family depends on it is one that of course no one knows how it happened but for some reason my passwords on both my email and Internet providers site showed “Invalid.” I just spent 3.5 hours with a tech who wanted to work on issues that didn’t need looking at. I don’t need to link my accounts, I don’t need to upgrade my Internet or the number of channels I receive, all I want is to be able to access my main account and my emails, PLEASE. Well, it’s done, I have access and only missed 27 emails.

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  2. Avatar of PegiPegi

    Created a customized spreedsheet for Hubby to record his blood glucose…hoping to solve the problem of his “forgetting” to take numbers and/or pills! Picked a little one so I could feel I “solved” something.

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  3. Avatar of BobBob

    Yesterday, I tallied up medical expenses for my income tax. Today, I began sifting through things at home–something I had been avoiding.

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  4. Avatar of ejourneysejourneys

    Partner was being very resistant to scheduling a follow-up MRI, afraid the contrast medium would harm her and the doctors would lie to her about it. I took matters into my own hands while she napped, called the MRI center, set up an appointment (usually my partner and I do that together), and spoke with someone who is willing to answer any and all questions she might have. My partner can be very angry when I force an issue like this, but so far she’s been taking it in stride. *fingers crossed*

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