I reblogged that awesome post from the blog Cute overload, because I wanted to talk to you about NOT pushing the red button. What do I mean by that? ell, welcome to my first Wednesday thoughts – Do not push the red button.
Imagine a situation where you have to pick between two friends. You COULD help them both out, but then you’ll miss your appointment. In this situation, all three look extreme, all three are red buttons in a way which is easily imaginable.
This post is about not getting into such situations. Read on for tips about not reaching extreme situations:
1) Always have a little free time in your time table:
This is important. Because when you have free-time, you give yourself time to sit and think about your next move in life. Or, more importantly, you give yourself some space in case you get unexpected work.
2) Do what matters:
Or inversely, don’t do what doesn’t matter. Have an important test coming up but your friend calls you up saying he wants you to pick him up and drop him at the mall? Your priority is the test, and the fact is that a normal human being will understand. You must politely say no, otherwise you’ll have to use your free time doing stuff you were supposed to do earlier, which is against rule 1.
3) wake up at the same time everyday:
This is a given. If you wake up really early sometimes, you will naturally do more work on that day, which may leave you feeling that you aren’t working hard enough on normal days. On the other hand, wake up late and you lose not only free time, but also important work time.
4) Spend good time with friends and family:
We all have those days when we’re REALLY free. Its best at this time to spend time with family and friends, getting to know each other and earning respect. So, the next time you get into a tight situation, your friend will trust you enough to respect your decision even if its against him.
5) Don’t prolong free time:
Free time has a maximum of an hour, which is hard to achieve, because everyday is different. If you feel like you have too much time to kill, follow step four or have a skill to sharpen when you are too free.
6) Help yourself:
You need to help yourself and make sure you do a good chunk of your work everyday, so it doesn’t become too much to handle. If this happens, you’ll easily get into a ‘red button’ situation.
7) Help everyone else too:
Helping others isn’t a free time thing, its a real job and a real part of life. Even keeping in touch can help, so one day your friend living on the other side of the world doesn’t suddenly call you up and say that he’s depressed and needs your help, and you have no idea what’s going on. Additionally, do some small chores for family and friends if they are overburdened.
If you follow these tips, people will not only come to respect you, you will also become a full-fledged green-button person. All these tips keep you and friends unburdened. You’ll notice the more you help, the less you’ll be asked. You’ll never get into an extreme situation of picking yourself over somebody else, ’cause you simply won’t have that much to do.
Thank you for reading, thanks to Cute Overload for this epic post.
Oh noes! SOMEBODY pushed the red button! Fasten your seatbelts!
And prepare for blast-off.
1. An Inspired Perspective. Image courtesy of Flickr, Melly. 2. Reach for the sky, little ginger cat. Image courtesy of Flickr, Rachel Bowles. 3. Levitating kitty. Image courtesy of Flickr, Alienlebarge. 4. Snapped in Japan, a wonderful setting. Image courtesy of Flickr, Akimasa Harada. 5. Cat plays catch. Image courtesy of Flickr, Manuel Castro. 6. Derpycats 7. It’s Beans! gif by Josh Norem