Pulse May 2019 - Page 66

connect With me on faceBook! lynne Walker mcnees one of my favorite things to do in the summer is mow the lawn. it clears my brain and allows me to be outside and enjoy the fresh country air and sunlight. my happy place! over the winter months, the Kentucky weather hasn’t been conducive to mowing. While i’ve been cooped up inside with my cute husband and precious miniature dachshunds, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed a different method of brain relief: puzzles! i have always LoVED putting puzzles together but hadn’t in a few years until i received a very fun one over the holidays. now i’m hooked again! Puzzles provide a unique kind of satisfaction for me. They challenge me and test my patience, but are so rewarding once complete. Sometimes, however, i get stuck. nothing fits and everything looks the same. in these moments, it always helps to walk away for a bit. Like with most things in life, that pause allows me to come back to the table and see the pieces more clearly. more often than not, with some distance and perspective, the solution presents itself to me on its own. many areas of our personal and professional lives are just like a puzzle. We have the pieces needed to reach success, but it takes focus and patience to figure out the challenges in front of us. if we can walk away and allow what we have learned and the things we have accomplished to become settled within us, perhaps we can return to the puzzle with a fresh outlook and the solution will come right to us. maybe your spa needs to recharge, or you’re in need of a refreshed outlook on the task at hand. Whatever the puzzle may be, don’t be afraid to step away for a bit—the pieces will find their rightful places soon enough. in the meantime, stay focused, stay patient and appreciate the lessons you learn along the way. P.S.: Start a puzzle today and let me know what you think. But be careful—they are addicting! —lynne mcnees, isPa President 64 PULSE ■ MAY 2019