Part 8A on…
THE GOLDEN RULES OF LITIGATION
Remember, success in litigation depends on three things: the facts, the law and the presentation; that is:
1 how strong and reliable your evidence is to establish the facts;
2 whether the law can be used in your favour;
3 how clearly and coherently you present your case.
So with that in mind, here’s number 8A…
8A. GET RID OF YOUR EMOTION
Confusion. Anger. Under attack. Guilt. Grief. Apathy.
You are actually being persecuted. And they are using all of your emotions against you to make you give up.
So, what to do?
First, realise that what you’re feeling, intense though it may be, is normal human emotion and reaction. You’re not mentally ill. You’re not going crazy. And most important of all, YOU ARE NOT DEPRESSED. You are not a Beyond Blue basket case.
Time to join Fight Club.
By that I mean, give yourself a set LITTLE time to wallow in self-pity and learned helplessness. Kind of like a mini vacation. A weekend; a week if you have to. Get it out of your system.
Okay. Next: Getting yourself and particularly your emotional self back in order.
Starting tomorrow (for those of us who have gone on too long in the mini vacation above) get up at dawn (around 5:30 or 6:00 am).
Get dressed and go for a walk — half hour out, half hour back. This is not really physical exercise, so you don’t have to push it. Pick a different direction each day.
While you’re walking, take the time to really notice your environment, trees, lawns, buildings, birds, clouds, sky, everything. For a variation, look at something big (tree, house, car, building) then look at something small (leaf, pebble, insect, etc).
Do that every day for at least 2 weeks. You’ll feel a hell of a lot better.
Now sort out your diet. Get some vitamins. If you’re up for it, go lift weights, but work out some exercise. Again you’ll feel a hell of a lot better and back in control.
Rule One of our Fight Club, the McKenzie Friends Club: Take care of yourself.
Section 2 to follow…