Not really martial arts or Tai Chi – but some hopefully useful life strategies and observations drawing on some martial arts and mindfulness approaches. For example:
Panic early enough to do something about it – make a plan and use it to monitor progress.
Do not leave things to the last minute – this saves preparation under pressure when mistakes are easily made and ensures that if you do need help then it is more likely to be available.
Prepare this evening for tomorrow – this saves preparation under pressure when mistakes are easily made and it interferes with other time-pressured tasks.
Trust other people to do the best they can – micro-management, backseat driving or looking over someone’s shoulder waste time and tend to bring out the worst in people who think you don’t trust them – and they are right.
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