Jodie Cook

February 28, 2022

In the helicopter

If I’m feeling overwhelmed with detail I picture myself in a helicopter, seeing the situation from afar. It’s a way of regaining perspective and shifting my attention to the big picture and the long term.
 
In Frozen, Elsa sings, funny how some distance makes everything feel small.
 
A friend likes to think of the earth and space, remembering that we are microscopic specs on a single planet, in the middle of an entire galaxy containing between 100 and 400 billion stars. 
 
Zooming out, whether in body or mind, helps to view a situation objectively. Your problems are really not that big. Use whatever concept helps you remember that in the shortest time possible.