I recently watched a friend of mine go into what I would consider a bit of a frenzy trying to get ready to leave. There was a minor time crunch, which prompted her to keep moving faster. Everytime she sped up she was getting more flustered. I was so incredibly grateful to see her do this because, I myself, have the same reaction.
My dear friend if you’re out there and you're reading this, thank-you, from the bottom of my heart.
Being able to watch that behaviour gave me a chance to see how this state of chaos impacted my daily goals. Many times it has made me late, and more stressed than I should be. In fact, frantic chaos has been a major player in my day to day life for way too long.
Here’s what I learnt that day.
Fast, not flustered is the way to go. The quickest way to get things done is to breath, and focus on the task at hand. In my crazy state of rushed chaos, I always forget to breath, I’m sure everyone does. Breathing will not only allow you to relax, it will also help your brain function, allowing you to clearly think your way through the task at hand. I know this seems very simple but in the heat of the moment it’s hard to do. In fact we forget to really breath during most stressful situations in our lives.
Instead of battling against the tension you're carrying you can move with ease through your task by just telling yourself it’s okay to relax. This will really tough for me at first I thought I was going to fall over.
Once you’re breathing and relaxed you can focus on what needs to be done. You’d be amazed how efficient your brain is if you work with it. This allows you to work smarter instead of harder making things much faster. As I’ve been putting the fast not flustered theory into practice I’ve been finding myself becoming more organized and moving through my day with much less stress while being able to accomplish much more during the day.
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Hi, I'm Cyndi Bird, hobby homesteader, aspiring writer, amature photographer, art and craft enthousiast and wanna be cook.