The most unnoticed Time Management tool.
On my trip to Zambia in the summer of 2015, I was taught something that made my jaw drop. Anger and fear, those ugly and nasty feelings that are so difficult to let go of, actually last only 90 seconds in our bodies! What?!?!?! How?!?!?!
When we have a reaction to something in our environment, there’s a chemical process that happens inside us. After 90 seconds though, it passes. From that point on, it’s ’s just us choosing to allow anger to last for hours, days, and even years! What a waste of time and energy (the Personal Concierge in me 😊)”.
You’ll agree with me that it’s wiser to invest that precious time towards being productive and happy. However, it’s easier said than done. Good news is that like everything else, repetition will make you a master.
Do you ever feel this way?
I’ll give you an example of something that happened to me a few days ago, and what I did to remove myself from that situation. I received an unexpected, very upsetting phone call. I observed myself over those 90 seconds. I had all kinds of thoughts: why does this have to happen? It’s so unfair… blah blah blah. When the 90 seconds were over, I did my routine to go back to the place I’d rather be, which is a place of peace and serenity that allows me to make a better use of my time.
How you can help yourself.
Taking 90 seconds after the 90 seconds of anger have passed will help you go back to your happy place. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Think of something that helps you calm down.
For me, that thought is always the ocean. I see myself in the water playing dead while looking at the sky. All my senses are wide open. I can feel the sun caressing me, the smell of the sea, the air, the silence… When I open my eyes, I automatically smile.
In order for you to move forward it’s also important that you ACCEPT the situation. There’s no way you can move forward unless you do. Read here https://boutiqueconciergeservices.com/2018/03/01/march-2018/ to learn more about it.
The 90 second tool will help you live with less anxiety and with more time, and to be more present. Try and PLEASE, tell me how it goes!
With much love,