How to Crush the Transitions in Life
If we use the bathroom 10 minutes a day, we will have spent over 6 months of our life in the bathroom.
The average person spends two hours a day watching T.V. (wow).
We will also spend about 1 year of our entire life just cleaning.
Dated research revealed that we spend over 2 years of our life merely waiting (traffic, lines in supermarket, etc.). Although, on-line apps have now changed our entire behavior by being able to pre-order. This is cool of course, but doesn’t help with our patience.
William Penn once said “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”
One way to build everyday Mental Toughness is to crush the transitions.
A transition is a process.
We can have major transitions, like changing careers, mid-transitions, such as waiting in an airport and minor transitions, like driving from the gym to work.
Crushing the transition is the BEST way to get BETTER. The goal of a successful transition is that we are in the best spot mentally when we arrive.
Here are 8 ways to crush the transitions
Where am I right now and where do I need to focus? Do I need to relax more, address my business, gain more knowledge, or connect with others?
The transitions in life are the absolute perfect time to focus on our rectangle breathing. Get centered.
3) Listen to a podcast-
4) Turn off the agitator-
The mental game is more about subtraction than it is addition. It is often about removing things that do not make us better.
There is a lady who constantly talks on her phone while on the treadmill (Yeah, she doesn’t work hard). I HATE IT. But, you know what, that’s not her problem, that’s mine. I just have to remove myself from the situation.
5) Make a Call-
Reach out and contact a friend, coach, colleague, family member, or business associate. Make connection with others a goal of your transitions.
6) Remove the phone-
When we have a minute of downtime we pull-out the phone and check twitter, facebook, instagram, whatever. I do this too much and It becomes a habit. Unfortunately, it’s become a HUGE distraction and time spender.
7) Gratitude list–
Write out 10 people, places, or things that you are grateful for.
And if that doesn’t work, Pray again. God usually answers, “ask me again tomorrow.”