YourMondayMotivator: Do you always have to keep your cool?

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  • August 30, 2010

Over the weekend I read an article about keeping your cool. It was an excellent article with some great tips. One of which is making sure you think before you speak, tweet, call or do a status update. That is very good advice.

I realised I am not that great at doing most of the things the article mentions. I’m quite adept at speaking before I can stop myself and generally causing chaos when I do. However, only it seems with my family and friends. So I thought why is that?

One of the quotes in the article was; “Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.” Paramahansa Yogananda.

That is all very well and sounds lovely but it doesn’t take into account when we haven’t eaten and our blood sugars are low. Most of us will snap. It also doesn’t account for the pressures we are all under living our modern lives. I am not convinced we are meant to be always engaged with others.

I made the comment last week I really don’t like people and one of my colleagues agreed. “He doesn’t”, he said. We laughed but then discussed how it seems we are all like that at some point.

We like people on our terms and when we are ready. Yes we are a social bunch but we need time to get away and think and we don’t allow ourselves that time.

That to me is the main way to keep your cool. Thinking time.

Time spent by yourself away from the pressures from work, friends, colleauges, staff and family etc. Well meaning though they all are without knowing it they have their own agenda’s.

Time spent by yourself brings you back to the fore. Your agenda becomes clear again.

Your agenda by the way is the most important part of you. It’s what keeps you sane. Grab that thinking time whenever you can. Breath and remember who you are as often as possible.

Have a great week.
Glenn

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