When I have something that I want to talk out, I try to place the topic into one of three bins.
- The default bin is: talk it out, and forget it. Let it go! Luckily, a lot of stuff goes here.
- The middle bin is my least favorite, because it's filled with what I couldn't let go of from the first bin. There's a reason why some topics continue to gnaw at me, but figuring out what is actually bothering me isn't always easy. If it were easy, it wouldn't be in this bin in the first place!
- The smallest bin is my favorite: figure out what is actionable to improve that situation, and do it. I consider this bin the smallest because I'm always emptying it by doing what needs to be done. Woo-hoo!
So I guess that's: forget about it, chew on it, or do it. Let it go, let it stew, or take action.
And so goes the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bins.