This is something I was speaking to my youths about today, (now that am back in the UK) that I wanted you guys to know also:
You should realise by now (if you have read my earlier posts) that one of the fundamental causes behind unhappiness is thinking.
For whatever reason, the human mind doesn’t naturally think about all the good things that can happen. When you’re unemployed for 8 months you can’t think about anything other than just finding ANY job!
When I was unemployed after university, a few years ago, I had a lot of time to think about “what next.” Not surprisingly, that’s when I got the most unhappy. I would think about purpose, meaning and direction for half of the day, and by the second half of the day was ready to just leave all my problems behind.
But here’s the thing: You’re thinking and working yourself up but not doing anything, so you’re actually not getting any closer.
Whatever it is – really – when in doubt, just go do something. Spend as little time thinking and as much time doing. Aside from the obvious (you’ll produce results, unlike most people), there is the other benefit that you won’t be stuck in circles all day in your mind.
P.s. Here are the last of the shareable snaps from my trip around the world (I think………..)