When was the last time you didn’t do something you really enjoy because you had no time?
Time is something we never have enough of, yet we often find ourselves spending a lot of it doing things that we don’t want to do. From a young age we are conditioned to believe that time is something we need to take advantage of, pushing us into a constant state of hurry.
Hurry up and finish your breakfast, brush your teeth, get to school, do your work, etc…
But is that really the best way to look at time? Always living in this state of hurry makes us more anxious and can be detrimental to our workflow and decision making. You are so busy and in such a hurry that you get lost.
Do you know what they teach you to do in the Boy Scouts if you get lost? NOTHING.
That’s right, the best thing you can do when lost is to just sit back and try to relax. The reason for this is that when people are lost in the forest and start running around in a state of panic, they typically end up even more lost.
On the other hand, when you get yourself into a relaxed state of mind, you start making more conscious and educated decisions. You start to remember the subtle aspects of the path you took, the objects that you saw along the way, and you can find smarter solutions to get back to safety.
What forests are you currently lost in? The forest of work pressure, relationship problems, family issues?
Take a look at this week’s video to learn more about dealing with getting lost in this constant state of hurry.