Background: I'm living in one place and desperately wanting to live in another. Finding a rental place has been a long, emotional process, partly because my situation is complicated due to my cancer experience. I've found a landlord who is willing to rent to me, but he's having delays with his current tenant. During these delays, I unconsciously revert back to focusing on the clock ticking, (time running out where I am), and not wanting to stay here one more day, anyway.
Michael spent 3 weeks in the wilderness on a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) course for outdoor educators. He explained that they had to cross many rivers. Depending on where they crossed, they used different strategies. In each case, first they would hike up and down the river to find the best spot. Then they'd decide on a strategy, and cross.
I was already aware of what was derailing me. It was this: should I keep pounding the pavement and look for another unit until I'm holding a signed lease? Or spend my energy on my next steps?