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Like 2021 again?

The neglected middle child of mental health…

This week I've been thinking about the concept of languishing. Here are three things on that theme to help turn overthinking into expert thinking:

  1. There's a word for this feeling — a 15-minute TED talk by Adam Grant (Stick around for the whole thing, if only for the Mario Kart theory of peak flow!)
  2. Make peace with feeling less ambitious from strategist and speaker Dorie Clark in HBR
  3. Knowing where you are not — a small moment of insight from a coaching session last week

Extra thoughts…

Languishing is a concept that resonated widely in 2021. Reflecting on my conversations with many people over the last several weeks, I've been wondering if it's becoming relevant again. Are you feeling it?

If that's you or someone you know, here's a bit more on the path to flourishing. And if not, remember to celebrate the achievements along your way

What did you find most useful this week (here or elsewhere)? I'd love to know!


For any task, project, or job, there are three ways you can go…

  • DIY – where you gather the stuff you need and do the work yourself
  • Do it with you – where you find a collaborator and do the work together
  • Do it for you – where you hire an expert to do the work for you

I've set up my own work so that I offer all three approaches…whether you want to work alone, together, or just sit back and see it get done, I can help.

And if you're not sure what you want, or whether we might be a good fit, I invite you to join me for a free, confidential, one-hour Discovery call. We'll explore what's going on, do a quick coaching demo (if that makes sense to do!), and talk through some possible ways forward.

Even if we don't collaborate beyond the call, you'll leave with a new perspective and a clearer idea about what to do next. Get in touch now!

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You can always visit the newsletter archive for all the worksheets and other free tools. Or browse podcast episodes and read the latest long-form insights​. I even have a page where you can access every Medium article I've written, paywall-free

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do creating and sharing it!

Kim Witten, PhD – Coach & Consultant

Hello! My name is Kim Witten and I’ve spent four decades overthinking absolutely everything. I’ve turned this ability into a super skill to get stuff done and now my mission is to help others do the same. Read more about my journey

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Helping overwhelmed creatives and small business owners turn overthinking into expert thinking…and action! 3 useful things every Thursday to gain clarity, get more done, and feel great about it.

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