By Jim Gray
A few months ago I read an article by James Altucher titled:
This one article gave me 5 tips to help manage my thought-process on the go. I went back to work for a company last November. There were a lot of adjustments to be made from being a freelancer who worked from home in his pajamas! I obviously had to get up and get ready for work at the office everyday. But besides the physical adjustments, I needed to make some mental ones as well. This article provided some framework for the beginning of the acclimation into the office culture.
Sometimes the best thing to do is: nothing.
-Do nothing when you are angry: “Time is the morphine drip that soothes the anger.”
-Do nothing when you’re paranoid: “Almost 99% of what I’ve been paranoid about in the past never comes true. ”
-Do nothing when you’re anxious: “There is nothing that is ever so important it can’t wait.”
-Do nothing when you’re tired: “Sleep hygiene is the best way to improve productivity in your life.”
-Do nothing when you want to be liked: “How many times have we done something to be liked? Too many times.”
“What do I do when I stop? I do nothing. I read a book. I write. I watercolor. I take a walk. I sit and do absolutely nothing.”
I’ve been testing out these 5 guidelines. So far, they’ve helped me. I hope you find them useful as well!