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Showing Up Even When You’re Not Feeling It : zen habits

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Showing Up Even When You’re Not Feeling It : zen habits

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Doing Something Out Of Force

When we do something out of force, even though we don’t want to do it, it creates stress, and feels uncomfortable and difficult.

When we procrastinate, we feel guilty because something important is in front of us and we are distracting ourselves with an unproductive, time-wasting activity instead of completing the task.

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Doing The Hard Stuff Easily

  • Our mindset can help us to do challenging, difficult tasks.
  • If we choose to participate in an experience, which we know is uncomfortable, difficult or taxing to us (like running, for example), it does not feel forced.
  • If we love the activity, or the experience, the rush, the sweat, the wind, then it is not difficult for us. We are doing it on our own accord.

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Feeling In The Mood To Do Something

Feeling In The Mood To Do Something

Most of us believe that we have to feel in the mood to do something: we should be excited and concentrated and the activity should be easy, fun, comfortable.

That results in running from the things that feel hard, overwhelming, uncomfortable.

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"The greatest remedy for anger is delay."

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Postponing Things With Little Value

We often have an urge to do things that have no productive value, but we still do them due to the forces of habit or when we cannot say no to others.An effective way to deal with such tasks is to delay them.

Whether it is snacking, playing a video game, browsing videos, or even smoking, one can delay the desire for doing the activity by keeping oneself intentionally busy.

Listen To Understand

While listening to others speak, a million thoughts come to our mind, about how we have handled similar situations, and how many mistakes the other person has made in what is being stated. We normally blurt out at the first chance and criticize the other person, or boast about our superhuman abilities.

A better way is to delay that, keeping quiet and simply listening to the other person, focusing on one's breath if needed.

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