How To Keep Calm – No Schedule Man Podcast, Ep. 21
Life happens, every single day and to each and every one of us. And so it seems rather amazing that, given our collective experience, we would not yet have fully figured out how to stop making things so incredibly difficult for ourselves sometimes. Too often, we give fuel to further chaos by how we choose to react to the inevitable in the present.
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Through the course of a lifetime we are going to be faced with countless interruptions, disappointments and calamities that we would just as soon avoid or not have to deal with it all. But they happen, and for the most part, they are well beyond our control. So how do you navigate through those times without a complete disruption of your emotional equilibrium?
Awareness is a great first step. From there, there are some things that you can do and some tips and strategies that you can employ, to keep yourself calm and smooth the waters in both a present interruption and for encouraging calm seas ahead.
In this podcast, I share some practical tips on how to keep calm, like the art of responding vs. reacting, the difference between the two and why it’s so important. I quickly explore meditation and how that helps, go over the “10-10-10 rule” and a few other things.
I also share a story from my Delaware Speedway management days as an example of how today’s chaos can become tomorrow’s stories. The particular incident I described would be beyond my imagination to make up. But it’s a true story. Give it a listen, have a laugh at my expense and see it as proof that time does pass on, and that things that seem like a big deal right now will either fade or become fodder for discussion and, yes, entertainment.
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(Sidenote on the “10-10-10” – It was first mentioned as a means of making decisions, and David Ciccarelli asked “would we be happy with it” rather than “will it matter,” as I suggested for the purposes of this episode. But it works well either way.)
What Are Your Stories?
What stories do you tell when friends and family get together; an example of something that was not much fun to manage at the time, but has become something you can laugh about now? Leave a comment below, and share any other tips you have for dealing with change and keeping calm. What you share may be a big help to someone else.
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