What am I feeling?
Can you describe it?
It’s something like dissatisfaction.
Ah. Anything else?
Need to channel energy.
It’s a mix of everthing above and I don’t have a name for it.
Well, you don’t need to be worried.
It’s normal for where you are growing.
You mean everyone’s feeling this?
Well, there are exceptions.
I want to be an exception.
Come on, tell me how.
First comes identification. That you’ve done.
Now, fine-tune identification. Know exactly when such a feeling sets in.
Then breathe. Be thankful for small mercies. Recount your achievements in your mind. Share in small happinesses around you. Play with kids. Chew your food longer. Enjoy its taste. Enjoy the stillness of the moment. Get into a completely different groove. Forget the feeling for even a tad.
Make the tad longer. Make it a moment. Make it an hour. Make it an evening. Make it a day.
Stay in the different mind-set. Forget the feeling completely. That’s it.
You make it sound so simple. What happens when I get back to my original tasks? Won’t the feeling come back on?
It might not if your mind-set is with the small mercies and your body is performing your original tasks.
Won’t that lessen my output?
Not necessarily. Train yourself to not lessen output, even when equipped with the happy and relaxed mindset. In fact, in the long run, the happy and relaxed mindset will increase output. More importantly, the satisfied approach will quickly up quality of output. What more can you want?
Yeah. Got it.
Well then, au revoir.