- Do you become emotionally unstable when you hear news, either good or bad?
- Do you become distressed when you experience unexpected pain or pleasure?
- Do you lose equilibrium when a chair or table is moved from one room to another?
- What happens if you find yourself in the company of people you do not know?
- Can you handle unexpected requests to lead or speak in public?
- When you are already overburdened, what happens when someone adds another thing to your to-do list? Do you get flustered and short tempered?
The remedy for many of these troubles comes through conditioning. One must approach whatever is disturbing and confront it. Understand it through touching, feeling, questioning of intention. Seek the root of your discomfort. Many times our reactions to situations obscure the real root of the problem. It is much easier to condition one's self once the root is addressed.
For example, if you are overworked and any new tasks make your existing work unmanagable, perhaps you should try organizing your workload by making lists and prioritizing the more important things to do. By writing them down, you don't have to remember all the details. As new items arrive, simply adding them to your list can help eliminate some worrisome thoughts.