If we want to get more out of 2015, we might start by avoiding the spin-out into states of:
- frustration, and/or
Easier said than done, right?
Unless we stop the spin-out before it starts.
Recently, I was taken off guard by bad news. I felt angry that other people had dealt unfairly with me, overwhelmed with yet one more thing I had to deal with, frustrated, and powerless to change the situation, which led to lethargy and depression. And, I knew I was going to spill all these emotions onto others.
But, I stopped and followed the seven-minute-rule instead:
- Feel it for seven minutes.
- Then, ask, “Is there anything I can do about it?”
- If so, identify a first step.
- If not, let it go.