How to make every day productive and worthwhile
Thoughts and conversations, people and the environment - everything that happens every day - this is your life. After reflecting on this phrase, I want to choose more wisely what our existence is filled with.
To make your life conscious, it is not enough to find some kind of life hack and blindly adhere to it. Consistent daily action is the key to sustainable change.
It is also necessary to change the environment and habits, otherwise the intention to change will quickly disappear, even if the motivation was the most ardent.
Here are some habits to help you gain awareness. But when changing your life, remember: there are no quick ways to achieve lasting change, so it's better to start enjoying the process right away. It is very long, lifelong.
Check it out. Ask yourself why you decided this way and not otherwise. Ask why you are doing something before you do it.
Did you decide to do this or did you decide for you? It can be difficult to separate your inner voice from the opinions of other people, but when you do, you will begin to make decisions that are precisely aligned with your goals and ideals. And you will always be confident in the decisions that this voice makes.
When was the last time you noticed that negative thoughts were taking over your mind? Maybe this is happening right now? Learn to track negative thoughts , organize them, and be distracted by something else.
Your mind's ability to focus on what really matters allows you to follow your own path in this world. If you feel drained all the time, it may be because of an inability to control your thoughts. Your mind is like a wild beast. Tame it!
Explore the moments in which you are operating in a flow state, find out which environment is stimulating this state, and try to create the necessary conditions during the day.
Do you work alone, completely immersed in what you love? Okay, define an inviolable space, value and protect this time as if the fulfillment of your desires depends on it. Because in fact it is.
Watch the ocean, play with your dog, touch a tree - devote a little time each day to activities that will remind you that you are part of an ideal system far more global than your life.
And remember that everything you do is a small swing in this vast ecosystem, and every day of your life is a small swing in your entire life. Remember that your actions are important, but they are not the only thing in this world.
It's amazing how morning meditation can change your day. Focusing on your breathing helps you keep your mind clear and light throughout the day: during a tense conversation, in a meeting, or walking down the street.
Reminding yourself to return to calm thoughts and focus on your breathing will help you get more done in a day. And not because this is some kind of cunning means, but simply because your mind is in a calm state, and this is a great power.
Ask yourself how you are upholding your values on a personal, professional, and social level. Be honest with yourself. If what you do during the day does not correspond to your true values, then you are on the wrong path.
If you constantly pay attention to negativity in your life, it will continue to haunt you. We see what we want to see, and if you are fixated on some negative quality, you will see it everywhere and in everything, regardless of what others are doing.
If such pain points appear in your life, take time to deal with them, find out the real cause and eliminate it.
It's a great way to figure out what works for you and what doesn't, to track your personal experiences and find new ways of thinking and acting.