My teenage son is soon to take his senior school examinations – he is a laid back lad but is unfortunately beginning to feel the pressure. I have advised him countless times to ‘chip away’ at the revision since way before Christmas, but he has not done this. Now he feels he has a mountain to climb.
I could easily say ‘I told you so’ but that will stress him out even more. He still has time, just, to break it down into easy sections and work his way through, spending a smallish amount of time each day to revise and concrete information into his brain. Will he do this, I do not know – but I hope so.
This has made me think about general everyday life for many many adults. That horrid overwhelming feeling you get when you just can’t face dealing with something, you put it to one side and then it rears its ugly head the next day – it just will not go away!
There are many things in life that can have this effect, exams, bills that need paying when you just do not have the money, those emails you need to sort through but just can’t face, work related issues or facing up to issues within the family home…the list is endless.
Writing things down in a priority list is a great idea – it takes the ‘worry’ physically out of your brain and makes it more tangible. You can then deal with each issue. Click here for more information as to how you can sort through these issues.
I believe pretty much every one has concerns about one thing or another, some people are just more adept at dealing with them than others. One thing is for sure though, putting something off until tomorrow is NEVER a good idea. In reality tomorrow never comes, and secondly the issue can become bigger and bigger the longer it is left – and you will not necessarily feel any stronger to deal with it.
Remember the more you leave your comfort zone to deal with issues, the stronger it will make you. Furthermore, it will help you feel more adept at dealing with future issues knowing that you can do it. A great saying is ‘if you carry on doing the same thing, you will keep getting the same results’. Try and break that chain now.
I am a busy mum of two teenage boys, and between them and work I am forever running around. I have always been interested in fitness, and I make sure that exercise features regularly in my life. However many of my friends are not into fitness like me, yet want to be healthy. I want to help people make healthy lifestyle choices which will impact on their fitness, without necessarily feeling the need to throw themselves full force into exercise.