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Poker Progress

I wrote about becoming a pro poker player a couple weeks ago. I was going to write about something else, but two things sap my motivation:

1. I have wicked bad allergies to something, probably the Cedar-Elm, and can hardly focus on anything for more than 15 to 20 minutes before I start rubbing my eyes and sneezing.

2. All I really do now is play poker, so it's on my mind.

Anxieties and Worries

On Work in Progress

Did this ever happen to you? One day, everything is going according to the plan, everything is flowing smoothly, the work is going fine, your relationships are excellent, you feel very energectic and next day you are sitting alone in a closed room worrying "what am I doing with my life?".

Anxiety is obviously not a very good mental state to be in, and of course, we all know that we should snap out of it, look at the silver lining, think positive, avoid negative and all that. But I feel that having a concrete set of rules, a standard operating procedure and a specific set of actions to take, goes a long way in helping us deal with anxiety.

Some of the worries and anxieties are very simple: Did I lock the car ? Sh*t! where is my watch? Did I feed the cat ? ...Some are not: What is the purpose of my life, am I living in alignment with it ? What if my soul mate is in a different continent ? What if my passion lies in a field which I haven't tried at all ? so on and so forth ...

It is never about an Immediate consequence. It is not similar to its more palpable cousin : Fear. It is not about losing your job, rather it is about reading somewhere that the economy is not very good and the outlook for the future is not very positive?

We can all agree that worrying is a huge time sink and that it is really bad for emotional well being.

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