Sometimes we feel as if we are suffering from the doldrums of escalating inertia. No matter how much we do or how hard we try, we feel, in T.S. Eliot's words, like a "patient etherized upon a table." The way to break free from this feeling of ennui is to make a commitment to ourselves to begin to take action in some new areas of our life. What simple things have we left undone? Sometimes we can't reach a new level until we've completed our work at the present level. Make a list of necessary things that need our attention— things we have postponed completing— and complete them, quickly, without complaining, obsessing or procrastinating. As we do what is set before us, there's a moment when our inertia melts into energy, vitality and joyous enthusiasm, and we are set free.