( article 2 of 2 today )
Rain and Spiders oh my! Part Six
*Lets out a big Bison ROAR* oh I see you lot are awake. Cool Bananas
We're still on Survival Mindset stuff here. That's how much importance the instructor put on it.
There's two types of situations. Probably more than two but let's go with what I wrote. (Remember the instructor is ex army SF).
Two types of situation are High speed and low speed. High speed is you're under attack by a wild dog. Low speed is you've broken your ankle on a hike. You don't have to be top of the class to get the difference.
OK we're in a situation (or we're about to get into a situation) where there's a bit of stress involved. We can do this before we go off to see the doctor and we're stressed about it (hey if you're going to shove stuff up there at least buy me a few beers. Seriously where are your manners?) maybe it's a job interview or a test? Or you have broken your ankle and shoot, that's not fair.
So what can we do that would help alleviate the stress? You already know it you bushman! It's the good ole Survival Tea Ceremony. I've come across this advice before. You're lost the first thing you should do is make yourself a cup of tea. OK so the YouTube guy was from the UK. What gave it away? His accent or calm demeanor?
What does the Survival Tea Ceremony actually do for you? Well, it forces you to slow down. This allows you to burn off the flight or fight chemestry flowing through your body (about 20 minutes), it keeps your mind and hands busy giving an opportunity to anchor yourself (see previous notes).
Strictly speaking it doesn't have to be making a cuppa. It could be drawing or whittling. Anything to slow you down.
So, what's the take away for our scenario trapped on an island with a bunch of people after your plane crashed? Make a cuppa and calm down the prettiest person. Either that or BE the prettiest person
And that's it for mindset
10% is what's happening
90% is how you think
Magazine half empty or Magazine half full
You're surrounded or there are targets all around you
Lost your job? or Got the rest of the day off!
Next instalment we move onto actual skills stuff