If something’s on your mind and you can’t stop thinking about it, try this.
- Write out what’s bothering you in detail
- List out all the possible outcomes
- Identify the ones that are in your control
- Plan a course of action for these items
- Take appropriate action
- Put in a reminder to take planned actions
- Ignore outcomes outside your control
Set a reminder for yourself in the future to check in if your worry was warranted. Looking back you might be surprised at how small your worries were and laugh at how affected you were.
“Tough times don’t last, tough people do”, Robert H. Schuller.
Good days are great, tough days, not so. Sometimes, bad days turn to weeks without you even realising.
I’d like to share a 3 simple ways I manage the tough days.
Taking a short 20 minute nap helps me refocus the clutter in my head.
A short nap helps stop the frenzy of misguided unproductive thoughts that serve to upset.
The office worker of today is mentally drained, exercising the body can help keep things in balance.
Going for a run or some form of intense workout helps release endorphins.
The rush of positive energy helps with positive thinking and is a release of bad energy.
At the end of the day, I usually pen down what’s really bothering me and what I can do about it.
Writing helps frame my thinking and gives clarity to what I can change and do to help myself.
I’ve been reflecting for years now. Sometimes, I read my older reflections and am amazed at the little things I used to be bothered about.
They mean so little now. 😃
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Inspiration is easy, sticking with it, that’s tough.
Continue reading 3 Quotes to Keep on Going (and Going)
I am as forgetful as people come.
I usually forget what I ate for lunch 20 minutes after eating. The intricacies and minute details of life are overwhelming and get lost on me like raindrops of the windshield of a car. They splatter thunderously but make no way into the comfort of my being.
Truth is, there are just so many things that happen throughout the course of the day. To me, it’s just a little too much for me. So when I discuss this, very often people are fascinated by the extent that I forget things.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. Continue reading Why I Choose to Forget What I Eat
Haven’t you heard? – pressure builds diamonds.
If you’ve recently watched the movie Deadpool, read on.
If not, you can still read this thought piece. It has a very minor spoilers (you can also avoid the first paragraph). Continue reading Stress Management – The Beauty in Pressure
In the infographic below, we share 4 ways on how and why we choose to relax (at the appropriate times of course).
How else do you relax?
A few years ago, right after completing National Service, I had a lobang (opportunity) to distribute flyers. It wasn’t great money but it was a job to keep myself going before I started school.
Hoping to earn a little pocket money, I contacted the person in-charge, let’s call him Jack, to find out more. Continue reading Giving out flyers taught me an important lesson in business