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  1. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    ok, ive recently had a increasing amount of Prop Investment issues, im generally resilliant and mentally tough,

    recently, a few of my colleagues are starting to piss me off, in a nutshell its too much attitude considering how inexperienced or crap they are, unfortuantely management wont do antyhing and while they turn a blind eye and indirectly encourage it,

    imagine a 19 yr old straight out of high school with no experience in the field and first job, 3 months in telling the manager of 20 yrs + experience what to do , or how to do something (management wise) and telling him off. while the manager just sits there and either listens and doesnt say anything.

    anyway, i feel my mindset is becomign toxic, and I dont like what im becoming. Im actually getting tired from being negative/angry/frustrated . my current job is enjoyable as a whole but its not my longterm goal. I dont need this job, addmittedly th extra hours ive been taking are more to take my mind off things,

    my life at the moment is gym, work, 6 days per week, and kids, work 6 days per week the other week
    anyway, im looking for something that can essentailly reset my mind,
    I am not looking to become complaceant , Iwant to become more motivated.

    Not interested in:
    - alcohol, I feel good for 2 hours and then like crap for 2 days
    - nothing chemical, doesnt interest me
    - motivational courses
    - join a gym (I already work out 3 times per week at a gym)
    - no religios stuff
    - plastic surgery

    What might be an option for me
    - meditation
    - take 2-3 weeks off work and focus on fixing my problems and resetting
    - a 2 week holiday alone to a tropical paradise
    - a new toy (ill get bored quickly)
    - 2 week holiday with partner
    - psychiatrist
    - some kind of boot camp
    - buy a punching bag and punch the crap out of it

    also must be cheap/free (long term) or can cost if its short term (eg holiday), easily accessible and not disrupt my lifestyle greatly
     
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  2. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Have you considered ricin? Worked well on breaking bad :D
     
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    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a bit of burn out.

    Holiday best bet, 7-10 days away. You mention kids, so if you can get them minded suggest you get away with your partner. If not, family getaway for a week may help.
    Marg
     
  4. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Listen to an Eckhardt Tolle audiobook - the power of now is a good start. It's cheap, accessible right now (assuming you have a smart phone).

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
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  5. Leo2413

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    Shift in philosophical approach.

    It's free, forever lasting and can be implemented almost immediately.

    At one of my ex full time jobs many of the (professional) staff would talk nonsense on most days. Just pure rubbish, bickering, bitching etc ctc . I didn't let any of it in. The place could be falling down and people get into fist fights (actually happened once the cat fight) and I would be at my computer without so much as a head turn, not bothering who is challenging who and what the new person said to who etc, just keeping focused reminding myself its just cash flow to invest and getting me closer towards my dreams. There will always be toxic people around you when you cant control your work environment. What worked for me was putting up so many barriers that at the end of the day, it was like I was the only person in a beautifully silent room, when in reality there were 15-20 other ppl around all yappying at each other mostly nonsense.

    Just what worked for me. And staff actually respected me for being the one who 'never gets involved' and always left me out of their dramas. Anyway my 2 cents.
     
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  6. Bran

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    You could do what I did in similar shoes and take up Karate.

    Seriously, it's nice to have something else entirely to think about, something that cannot be easily conquered, yet has interim goals to work towards.
     
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    Short holiday
    Then taking up new skill like totally random and different - learning Japanese or painting
    That's what I plan to do soon anyway
     
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    ellejay Well-Known Member

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    As someone with around $1.9m in equity you have many choices. Just being aware of that should have reset your brain. Pack in the job and maybe go travelling with the family if you can. There's a whole world outside your office :)
     
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    Boxing is pretty awesome, I took it up 2 months ago and really enjoying my 2 sessions a week.
     
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    Was going to recommend the same. It helped me a lot at 21 during the final year at university
     
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    Just had a bit of this several weeks ago (spiraling into negativity). I started watching TED and whatever motivational speaker I can find in YouTube - it helped as it breaks the negative voices.
    If you can go for a holiday without worrying about stuff, than that might work too
     
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    Hi TMNT
    What about a holiday on Magnetic Island? Weather is consistently perfect. It would definitely re-calibrate your mindset and rejuvenate your soul!
    Cheers
    Jen
     
  15. TMNT

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    haha no chemicals pleasE!!!!!

    quite possibly burn out

    if multiple property chatters recommend it , it must be good, , gonna look at it! :)

    dunno how old you ar ebut thats a very mature approach, I am doing that with one of hte managers who is a complete ******, think alpha male but add it narccissit, arrogant and patholigcal liar into the mix, now he doesnt bother me as much and I get on with my job, just as I had got over him, now all the new kids coming in and thinking they run the world, which is quite normal, but usual competenet mangement put them in their place, but not at my workplace, so its a bit like a zoo at the moment

    a stress relieving sport is an option!!!

    a holiday is deifnitely a option, ive already gone twice this year, once with a friend, once with the kids, so I cant complain!!!!
     
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    I'd second the karate option. You could also take up a kick-boxing class if you want to let off steam on a bag. I did goju-ryu and some kick-boxing for a while (never went past white-belt), and it was the perfect circuit breaker for me.

    If you just wanted to do one thing, look for a kyokushin karate class. I think it's the only form of full-contact karate in Australia.
     
  17. Jamie Moore

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    The dude is incredible - one of a kind. A lot of what he says makes sense - and his voice is sooooo calming. I listen to the audio version when drifting off at night - just make sure you set a timer otherwise you'l have Eckhardt preaching the benefits of the "now" for 7 hours!

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
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    Vipassana 10 day retreat - non religious. Free / donation only.
    Sit a course then go and serve on the next course. Service is better than money.
    Gotta have true grit to get through - you can do it.
    You won't know yourself - uh, hang on ......
     
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    As above, plus get yourself a full Thai massage, not one of those fluffy "relaxation" massages with the lavender oil and hot stones. A 4 foot ten inch lady jumping on and pounding at your muscles will make you feel like a new man.
     
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