Sunday, January 13, 2008

Locked in a box.

What do you do when you feel you are locked in a box? Surrounded on all sides. The most logic answer would be reach up, but what if the top feels so far away? You feel trapped and no solutions of what to do. What do you do? You try and talk to people and no one listens. You just have no clue. What do you when you feel you are locked in a box?


Pamela said...

I'll scream with you ???

Anonymous said...

I usually try to ride it out (relax, rest and decompress) and when feeling like the box is a little bigger, I look for a way out. I guess it is like being wrapped up by a boa constrictor (no actual experience here), when you fight harder, it constricts more. Same with a bear, play dead. It doesn't always work, but it does more than not.

Wendy Hawksley said...

Sometimes you need to give it a few days, then come back and address the lock with a different key... Sometimes that is the answer, but waiting a few days often gives us fresh eyes with which to view the problem.

Holly said...

This is sort of like Dawn's answer, but I try to think of the old fable, I don't know where it comes from, of how to get a rock out of a vase. If you reach in and make a fist, your hand is too big to pull it out, the harder you pull, the more your hand gets stuck. But, if you let go, take your hand out, and turn the vase over, it falls out. By relaxing, and letting what you want come to you, or looking at it from a different viewpoint, sometimes, the answer just hits you.

Same as Wendy too I guess.


Heather K. said...

I have lived a life of people trying to put me in a box. I don't fit. I never have and I never will. I tend to stop and realize that there is no box unless I let there be. Nobody will put me in a box, because I won't allow it.

There are the times that I find myself feeling like things are closing in on me, like I can't handle what is on my plate. Then, I email you. Thanks Kitten. If you can't get out of your box, UPS it to Iowa. I've got a great box cutter.