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Tying Up Loose Ends

Loose ends, unfinished business, procrastinated must dos, they all drain the energy you need for success. Today’s post is a follow up to My Missing Gravatar where mentioned why I hadn’t responded to posts for way too long. It wasn’t until last night, I remembered that I’d never gone back to the comments! Too much excitement over finally accomplishing a successful photo shoot, I thought.

My Reality Radar set off an alarm one second after that idea popped into my head. Yes, it’s always exciting to overcome something that’s been giving you a problem, but no, it wasn’t the truth this time. I’ve been working on knowing the depths of my soul too long not to recognize another bout of procrastination trying to set in.

The REAL me

I hate tying up loose ends! I love new, fun, fresh adventure. Tying up loose ends – especially when I’ve delayed for any reason which then leaves me feeling lousy like I haven’t met my own or someone else’s expectations – just isn’t fun.

Solution? I decided take a look at the energy.

I’d better explain for those of you who aren’t my students. When I began studying energy work, I realized I could see the energy that was causing someone’s health problems. I could then check to see what their energy would look like if it was performing optimally and make the shifts needed to get it there. It was just as easy – once I actually thought about it – to see the energy of any situation or relationship, see how it was affecting the energy of everyone involved, and understand the action needed to create an optimal environment.

A quick look at the energy of the unanswered comments looked like bright cords anchored on their end and waving around like they were looking for something on my end. Just as quickly I switched to optimal energy view and saw those loose ends linked to me. Oh, duh! They were the same energy cords we create when we interact with anyone else. Hello! – it made perfect sense that I simply hadn’t finished making the connections. Then, of course I felt terrible about the missed opportunities to connect with the great people who have been reading and supporting my blog.

Corrective action in progress!!

I am spending every bit of time necessary this week to respond to all of the unanswered comments on this blog. I will also be looking around the house and through my relationships for any other loose ends I need to tie up.

What effect do loose ends have on your life? And what actions do you take to tie them up? Please share in a comment so we can all grow!

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31 Responses to Tying Up Loose Ends

  1. Andrew Gallagher

    Wow, Teresa, That is a cool post.

    There are energies that we need as I now realize that make us more productive. Although I think I am a pretty productive person with what time I have the points made here keep me alert to things I may be missing.

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    Teresa Reply:

    Thanks, Andrew! I’m always finding new ways to look at energy and how to apply it for personal growth. It always pays to be “alert” because you learn something new every day!

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  2. Bravo Teresa…Energy is everything! Tying up loose ends gives you a sense of completion and makes you feel great!
    Donna Merrill´s last blog ..What does Barbizon have to do with Internet Marketing?

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    Teresa Reply:

    Thank you, Donna! I’m really on a roll now with tying up loose ends! Like you said – it makes you feel great!

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  3. I am in the same boat as you Teresa. I need to tie up some loose ends myself. I am going to commit this week to do that also. Thanks for posting. I would have probably just left those loose ends to be tied up for another month or two. Who knows…

    Jaden
    Jaden Daniels´s last blog ..Raising Your Frequency To Manifest Your Dreams

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    Teresa Reply:

    It really means a lot to me, Jaden, that the post motivates you to do something you might have left undone! Thanks for letting me know!

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  4. I am with you Teresa!
    It’s a lot more fun to start a new adventure than tie up the loose ends on an old one. I like things to be perfect. If I don’t feel like a task is the way I want it, it seems a lot easier to jut put it off. Completing tasks and accomplishments really does affect our energy and our productivity. I feel scatter-brained when I have lots of loose ends that I haven’t tied up. The best thing for me is to set aside some time and complete my tasks one-at-a-time. My energy quickly changes!

    Great insight Teresa! I love the pic! ;)

    Danielle
    Danielle Zack´s last blog ..How to Create an Effective Social Media Profile

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    Teresa Reply:

    Thanks, Danielle! We have a lot in common on this one. Maybe would should start a get-it-done club!

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  5. Loose ends are energy drainers. One because you have more work to do, and two because you keep coming back to that thought “I still need to finish….”. That is the negative part. The good news is, that when you do tie up the loose ends, you feel very productive and energized, taking care of two issues at the same time.
    A long time ago I attended a course where we were taught how to battle procrastination. The slogan for the course was “Do it now”. Sounds simple, but it has been very effective for me. Every time I have a tendency to procrastinate, a voice inside me yells “do it now” and I end up doing it.
    Karin´s last blog ..Unlimited traffic to your website from comments – is your blog setup properly?

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    Teresa Reply:

    Hi, Karin! I’m so glad you found something that works for you. I’m going to try that one! I’m sure it will help on the next loose-end project I’ve got planned!

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  6. Keep the positive energy flowing Teresa!
    Loose ends drain your energy so you are moving forward by completing the connections.

    Have an awesome day,
    Val
    Val Wilcox´s last blog ..A Journey into Self- Discovery

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    Teresa Reply:

    Thanks, Val! I’m pumping out all kinds of good energy now that this loose-end project is complete!!

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  7. Hey Teresa,

    Great job you are doing getting back to the comments. It’s not easy to keep up with them sometimes. I have been going through a similar process lately. I tend to get itchy feet very quickly. Once I have done a bit if something I want to move on to my next adventure. This of course has its pros and cons.

    But recently I have been concentrating on 3 things a day…if at the end of the day I haven’t completed what I set out to do it goes on to the list as one of the next days 3 things to do. Having only 3 things to do is much more manageable.

    But I also have so many ideas in my head that I go off all over the place without completing what I set out to do. I find having a daily plan and visualising how I am going to accomplish my plan every night before I go to sleep, helps me have the right frame of mind when I get up in the morning.

    I am actually quite excited at the prospect of having so many things I want to achieve…I just wish I had more time.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Beth :-)
    Beth Hewitt´s last blog ..The Unified Tribe System

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    Teresa Reply:

    You have such a great system, Beth! Only 3 things is a realistic goal, but still challenging when you work full time and have a family. And I’m going to try your visualization before bed. Currently I work on energy healing for myself and my family at that time, but I’m sure I can spend just a few extra minutes!

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  8. Hi Teresa,

    Wow you ask about loose ends, well I am embarrassed to say that I have quite a few loose ends that need get completed. Outside of my career which is normally well organized, I often start and never complete stuff, a habit I know that needs work. Well looks like I need one of your classes — LOL.

    Thanks for the valuable information
    Corey
    Corey Ellis´s last blog ..Social Media Marketing And Leveraging The Power Of Synnd

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    Teresa Reply:

    Don’t be embarrassed, Corey! The fact that your career is well organized indicates that you have the skills. The rest is just a matter of moving things up on the priority list to get them out of the way and off the list! And I’d love it if you want to take a class!

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  9. Teresa,

    I try not to have so many loose ends I am just like you, I get bored very easy and I am off to the next exciting thing leaving a loose end behind and yes that procrastinating bug finds its way into my life. That used to be so much of my life but now I am more organized and try very hard to finish what I start and I have been doing extremely well.
    Great post!

    Lori
    Lori Robertson´s last blog ..Overcoming Adversity And Defeat

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    Teresa Reply:

    Congratulations, Lori! It’s good to hear of your success. Maybe you can share some tips on the changes you made to get organized.

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  10. I can think of plenty of loose ends that need tying on my end Nice Post Teresa, you really brought alot of things to mind that i need to wrap up before i plunge into new ventures. Time to get organized.

    Evin

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    Teresa Reply:

    Hi, Evan! Let me know how the wrap up goes and any tips you discover on getting things done. And good luck on those new ventures!

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  11. Wow Teresa!

    This hit me like a ton of bricks. Thanks for helping me MORE CLEARLY realize something I’ve been at the effect of for the last three and a-half years to four years and that I really need to get under control.

    Those energy draining loose ends. . .what I envisioned . . .you know when action movies show downed high tension lines, with electricity zapping and snapping and sparking all over the place and occasionally whipping around and into people?

    That’s how all my lose ends have made me feel. . .energy draining all over the place and those loose ends whipping back and snapping at me.

    Since I have so many, think I’ll identify those causing the most energy drain (like working to get a blog up since last August — next week!) and get those tasks done ASAP.

    Really looking forward to your next post.

    Joe Emmet

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    Teresa Reply:

    You have a great way with words, Joe! Thanks for giving all of us the wonderful imagery! Great idea you have – getting the leak that’s causing the most energy loss. Please let us all know here when you new blog is up and running so we can visit!

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  12. Hi Teresa,

    I love the way you see the energy of loose ends.
    I myself caught up a loose end today.
    It was a very interesting experience.
    Apparently in my house. It was the kitchen sink that drained well
    but for some reason I felt compelled to plunge it.
    And a lot of stuff came out after which it got clogged.
    Fully clogged.
    I called a professional who said he had never seen anything like it.
    He snaked it and a lot of black stuff came out – very old clogs that
    apparently were sitting there wasting energy.
    By plunging it, I moved them up high.
    I saw it as clogged emotions – waiting to be released.
    After he snaked it, the flow of energy was powerful.
    Everywhere in the house and on the property.
    This is an example on how water clogs when there are
    suppressed unreleased stagnant emotions waiting for release.
    This is my story of connecting to the truth.
    I am very grateful I did.

    Infinite love and gratitude to you,
    Venus :)
    Venus :) ´s last blog ..Who Are You Really? (part 1)

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    Teresa Reply:

    Thank you for sharing your experience, Venus! Talk about Feng Shui!! I certainly never thought about the energy of the plumbing in the house, but checking it is going on the to do list right now. There is so much about the energy around us and its cause and effect on us – or our cause and effect on it – the we don’t even stop to think about!

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  13. Teresa,

    You have struck a nerve here. LOL To many times if we let things go a day or so it takes twice as long to tie up loose ends. It can easily get away form you.

    Bill

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    Teresa Reply:

    Thanks for pointing that out, Bill. It really does take twice as long and gets out of control before we know it. Plus the emotional wear and tear on ourselves with loose ends always tickling in the back of our minds.

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  14. Teresa,

    You have struck a nerve here. LOL To many times if we let things go a day or so it takes twice as long to tie up loose ends. It can easily get away form you.

    Bill

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    Teresa Reply:

    Very true, Bill. It works out much better just to get things taken care of as soon as possible.

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  15. I struggle with tying up loose ends too. To correct this I try to set aside a period of time to tie up all my loose ends before I start anything new.
    Kevin M.´s last blog ..What is your greatest fear?

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    Teresa Reply:

    Great idea, Kevin! Putting it into the schedule helps avoid procrastination.

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  16. Hi Teresa,
    The post certainly struck a chord with me. I have been equally lax with not tying up the loose ends on projects, after getting them eight to nine tenths of the way to completion. And the same thing with blog comments. I can see now how this literally drains energy from us, the image of the energy cords we leave hanging and waiting for us to complete what we need to is compelling.
    Thanks for the awesome post,
    Johneal
    Johneal Rouse´s last blog ..How to Transform Aggressive Energy in to Constructive Action

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