I am sure I was about to publish something else today, but instead, I scheduled it for tomorrow.
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
Now, after all of these years……. I get it, how timeless some of these writings are, and why are they a mandatory school reading.
Or is it the opposite – are they self fulfilling prophecy?
Whichever it is. All we know is that
There are always better days ahead.
No. Matter. What.
There are a few things that I resort to when dealing with challenging times. Here are some ideas, hope they help you manage today or just another stressful workday.
Life becomes really un-complicated once you remind yourself that “Every one is doing the best they can” – paraphrasing from Brene Brown.
Around the spring of last year, while practicing tiny habits, (I talk about it here), I started creating what BJ Fogg calls Pearl Habits. Pearl Habits is a great tool to use irritants in your everyday life as an anchor to do something positive.
Here are some pearl habits to try. I know a lot of you reading this may be nerds and love data, so quantify and let me know how life changes once you start incorporating these habits into your every day living.
- After I wake up, I will say “Today is going to be a great day”. (somedays you may have to still say it, even if you do not believe.)
- After I realize I am rushing through the day, I will slow down 10X consciously; Maybe slow down your pace of thoughts, or walking, or take a few deep breaths.
- After I lay down at night, I will be grateful for one positive thing that happened during the day.
- Here is a big one, which I challenge you all to do. After I realize I am overwhelmed and overworked, I will ask for help.
Comment below and share with me, What are some habits you are going to start doing?
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.Viktor Frankl. Holocaust Survivor in Mans Search for Meaning