Relax and Go with the Flow-Scott Burrows(IPMA 2018 Conference Keynote)
Sometimes, in our quest to get ahead in life, we forget to actually live it. From deadlines to meet to presentations to prepare for, life is quite busy.
However, you need to let go of things and relax. In your fast-paced world, you have got to learn to go with the flow.
Here are some ways you can actually do that:
When things seem to get out of control, it is a good idea to sit down, relax and take some deep breaths. It allows you to calm down and regroup your thought processes.
Learning breathing exercises will mean that you do not need to go somewhere or need someone to calm you down. It gives you a sense of control.
Understand That You Can’t Control Everything
Talking about control, remember that you cannot control your universe. From getting fired from a job to accidents, mishaps occur.
Your goal is to learn to accept this fact. Being frustrated will not take you anywhere. Make sure you get perspective and learn to move on with a more focused self.
In the midst of our busy lives, we forget to have fun. Spend some time with your friends. Watch a funny movie.
Laughing will give you a sense of detachment from life’s absurdities. It will help you see the funny side of things, and that’s quite productive for you.
Become Good at Determining the Urgency Level
Learn to figure out the urgency of a situation. Is the task too important to leave for tomorrow? Can it have negative consequences if delayed?
Determining the urgency levels will help you prioritize and manage life more effectively.
Keep a Journal
Having a journal allows you to write about life as you observe it. This can help great deal in giving you perspective. Whether you have been upset about something or are facing a big problem, getting it out on paper really helps. It can be a great way to blow off some steam – a cathartic effect.
As we go through life, we realize that neither we nor anybody around us is perfect. The key is in embracing these imperfections and continuing to enjoy life.
The world will keep changing whether you like it or not. Let go of that perfectionist attitude and keep learning from new experiences.
With a deeply inspiring story, Scotts Burrows has a message that really resonates. As one of the most engaging and impactful business keynote speakers, he helps people learn to live better. This corporate speaker delivers many entertaining and uplifting speeches on overcoming adversity. Have a look at some of them.