The average person is typically pushed to their mental limit by what they deem to be a bad case of the flu.
The flu is often reported to have a fever and a sore throat. People assume that this means they should rest at home, with a bottle of water and a rubber band.
This is a very negative mindset. We need to treat our flu as a virus that must be attacked with medication, and not a cold that we should simply rest at home.
How many of you take cold medicine and are so happy to have the majority of your symptoms go away?
Or maybe you take an antibiotic, feeling like it is actually doing you some good. I feel like I am less productive because I take antibiotics for that, but not a fever reducer.
The main reason for this is because we treat the symptom but fail to address the root problem of the virus.
This then causes the symptoms to return after a period of time, and often worsen.
You need to take the approach of killing the virus, not treating symptoms
So if you have the flu, take the right medicine, get rest, and hopefully, everything will go back to normal.
However, if you are not sure what is wrong, ask your doctor.
If you can’t ask, then take a Xanax or vodka and go to sleep.
Let the body heal, and start getting things done again tomorrow.
Is it productive to make mistakes?
We often get caught up in making quick decisions and getting things done.
We try to get our things done quickly without thinking about the cost and consequences.
If we make a mistake, we are disappointed, but move on to the next task.
This may seem to be good, but this is actually holding us back.
We should take a longer view when making decisions. This will allow us to make better decisions and even correct mistakes.
If we allow our thoughts to go to the negative instead of the positive, it is more likely that we will make a bad decision.
Making mistakes will often lead us to find the mistake, and correct it.
We need to step back from the moment we make the decision and look at the next decision and the consequences that it will bring.
Once we have an idea of the costs and benefits, we can make the best decision.
What if you use too much energy?
We have all had jobs or projects that we have been working on where we are constantly pushing and never seem to get anywhere.
Even though we are using an average amount of energy, we tend to believe that it is not enough.
This is usually the result of pushing ourselves past our limits.
We often use too much energy and get tired, but still, try to finish the task. Eventually, we get so tired that we have to stop.
A good rule to follow with energy is to put in enough, and if you are still getting tired, stop.
There is nothing wrong with stopping before you are too tired.
It is better to finish your task, then make a mistake and have to fix it, then complete it and have to fix it later.
Less is More
Making decisions, no matter how small, can lead to a lot of decisions.
We need to be careful about how we make them. Only make a few decisions at a time.
This will allow you to think about each decision, making sure that it is the right decision for you.
It can be very tempting to decide before you have done the research, or even considered all the options.
It can be very easy to think you have made the best decision by doing something quickly, but we usually make the wrong decision if we don’t think about it enough.
You can’t think all the time, but we do need to be careful.
The right decision may not be the first decision that comes to mind.
When making small decisions
Think about the repercussions before you make the decision. Make sure that you are thinking from the beginning to the end.
What will it do for you? How will it affect your lifestyle?
These questions should come into your head when making a decision.
If you are still unsure about what to do, or you just need to put in a little more time, don’t be afraid to put it on hold for a bit.
You will usually be more ready to decide after you have thought about it and come up with the right answer.
Think about the consequences, and how you will be affected if you decide on the wrong path.
It is also important to understand the different areas of your life. What decisions are you facing and how do they relate?
If you need to decide on something that affects your environment, what does that mean?
How will this decision affect your family?
For example, you are selling your car, but your mortgage still has a long way to go. You must consider the whole picture before making a decision.
Next time you are going to make a big decision, make sure that you take time to think about it.
You may find it will have more benefits than you had anticipated, and you will have been able to learn a lot about yourself and the effects of making decisions.