I wrote a poem “Forgetfulness” and the responses that came showed that a number of people were already in search of it’s antidote.
In one of my subsequent posts “There Is Always A First Time“, I mentioned a few tips that could help in overcoming forgetfulness. Among the tips, I listed ‘eliminating pressure’ and I think that it is chief among others.
Pressure brings tension with it and tension has a way of introducing loss of coordination. Tension always comes when there is a lot to do in little time or when one is already working behind schedule.
Finishing tasks before deadlines is a good way to avoid unnecessary pressure and to do that, your approach must be ‘business before pleasure’.
Have you ever noticed that whenever you spend time watching movies or chatting with friends at the expense of something crucial, your attention is divided? Sometimes we sleep or get carried away in a trivial engagement and end up trying to rush the important tasks. On the other hand a certain joy and fulfilment accompanies finishing up assignments excellently and ahead of time.
It is necessary to ensure that our routine is not stuffed with pressure. It is normal to encounter pressure but only occasionally. Whenever there are tasks that possess the potencials to generate tension if not accomplished in time, detach yourself from frivolities and deal with those tasks to your satisfaction. By the time you are done with that, you can freely take unto other engagements leisurely.
It is good to intentionally carve out time to relax if you don’t already have enough of it. It is also good to put a check on sleep, chats, movies, games or any of such things that steal the time you require to clean out important tasks. You can always do them last since the other way round gives room for pressure.
Are you under pressure?
How much time do you have for leisure?
Do you just take things as they come or do you have a plan for pleasure?
Examine your life and put everything in their appropriate place.
Here are a few things you could try to make room for if you think you are consistently under pressure:
-Cool off; feel free to interprete it in your own way and do it often.
-Sit out; choose a good view and observe your environment in a relaxed position from time to time.
-Take a shower; this helps get you collected within the day.
-Take a break; have intervals when you go off the routine. A holiday could fall in this category. It could also be some minutes or an hour in a day.
-Take a trip; visit other places from time to time. Some kind of tour to give you room to think outside the box and just to look around too.
-Go site seeing; check out the parks, museums, zoos and places of interest within your reach.
-Go on a picnic; an outing with a couple of friends and some exciting activities in fun places is nice occasionally.
-Exercise well; always be fit, take a walk, ride a bicycle, swim in the pool, use the skipping rope, get to the gym, or anything to ensure that your body is active regularly.
-Rest well; get sufficient daily sleep, ease your muscles and your mind, make out time to stay out of stress.
-Eat well; Your meals matter! The quantity of food that you eat and the intervals at which you eat matter as much as the nutritional content and the freshness. Be sure to put all into consideration and to monitor it closely and on regular basis.
-Share some love; never be too engrossed with your activities to share a smile, a handshake, a hug, a moment, etc with the ones that make up your world. Loving is living!
When you have a safe place for everything that matters to you, it is only natural that your coordination would be enhanced and you would have reduced the chances of forgetfulness.
Author: Nnamonu Tochukwu.