Observing how the masses act when disaster strikes is quite fascinating.
Especially if you’re into TEP [Time and Energy Protection] like I am and pretty much live for and breathe it. People have a lot of different ways to deal with adversity and stress. It’s all depending on how it hits them of course, but also what sort of situation they’re already in from before.
Let me give you an example.
I was recently at an airport, having checked in my luggage and was waiting beside the gate for the plane to arrive. Turned out the plane had to be delayed because of bad weather. Eventually the whole thing changed to the plane being cancelled. A lot of people had their plans go up in the air. I remember particularly a mother of three children and how she reacted to the whole thing. She was just sighing a little bit, playing around with her kids and was pretty much laughing at the whole thing. Not giving it too much of her Time and Energy. Inversely, most people were sighing, seeming pretty frustrated and were making phone calls left and right as well as texting.
What is the point here?
The point is, if you’re already used to some stress in your every day life, like that mother of three, a delayed or even cancelled flight isn’t going to throw you off.
Life goes on.
But those people who were traveling by themselves and who didn’t have any immediate disturbance around them?
They were *really* stressed out.
Now, you can probably add two and two together. But before you do, there are a couple of things I’d like to say first. I’m not saying you should go and seek out all the stress in the world. That will only ruin your life. I’m just saying that you should be used to having *some* stress/adversity/disturbances around you and learning yourself how to deal with them. Because if you do, you’ll not give away your Time and Energy to outside circumstances you cannot control.
You cannot control how the weather affects a flight and how the flight is cancelled.
But you *can* control how you respond to these circumstances and to where your TEP goes.
I always have some work to do, so I just grabbed my laptop and happily started working. I had actually quite a lot on my plate that day and this was a golden opportunity to get some work out of the way.
Moral of the story in addition to being used to having some stress around you?
Always look for excuses to do more work.
If you have a smartphone and a laptop, you’re starting out well.
Anyway, that’s it for now.
If you’d like to know more, I teach you 21 Ways To Retain Your Energy in my FREE ebook which you’ll get if you subscribe to my email list.
One of those ways is surprisingly simple. It is to actually find joy in the little things. The first flower sprout in spring after a long and cold winter. The warm sun getting up in the morning. A smile on a loved one’s face. And so on. All the little things you *really* like, but that you aren’t thinking about enough.
Try it and see how it works for you.
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