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Practicing The Subtle Art Of Detachment

https://medium.com/personal-growth/practicing-the-subtle-art-of-detachment-b3f94b91fcf2

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Practicing The Subtle Art Of Detachment
Why taking a step back is as necessary as moving forward From everything that I recall about my life so far, I can say one thing with absolute certainty. I have been an extremely passionate person. Passionate about everything. Be it life in general, work, friendships, relationships.

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Attachment and control

Attachment and control

With attachment comes a very strong urge to control the circumstances.

You put yourself at risk by investing so much of yourself into something,  unwilling to believe that there is a tiny chance that it might not quite work out the way you plan.

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Passion and attachment

Passion and attachment

Feeling too much passion and attachment towards something can skew our perception of it.

And that's risky because it can make us unwilling to see the flaws in our plan.

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Simone Weil
“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached. ”

Simone Weil

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Detachment from material goals

Detachment from material goals

When you detach yourself from the compulsion of owning things just for the sake of owning them you begin to experience real freedom and joy from things that really matter.

By clearing the clutter from our lives, we can all make room for things that truly add value: health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution.

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Detachment in relationships

Detachment in relationships

Most of us misunderstand love to be all about holding on to the other person, trying to fix them and taking care of them in all ways possible.

We need detachment to not take personally other people's reactions, to not seek outside validation and to draw boundaries so that others don’t control us.

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Detachment from your experiences

Detachment from your experiences

Life is meant to be lived and to not to be over-analyzed.

So learn to see the lessons from an experience and move further in life with new wisdom and. Don't carry the bitterness, guilt and regret over the past experiences - they will spoil your present days.

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Detachment from your work

Detachment from your work

It means that you do not rely on work alone to give you a feeling of completeness and to provide meaning to your life.

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Detachment from your own thoughts

Detachment from your own thoughts

Don't act upon your thoughts and feelings. They are not the ultimate truth or reality.

Detachment from thoughts allows you to see your thoughts from an outside perspective,  letting them come and go without allowing yourself to feel too much about them.

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Effective goal-setting underlies the fundamental aspect of your motivation and keeps stressful situations at bay.

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Reorganizing Your Goal Hierarchy

As losing resources is more likely to cause burnout than gaining resources is to mitigate it, dealing with the negative aspects is more beneficial than using positive “band-aid” fixes. You want to drive down uncertainty and inefficiency to ensure that you aren’t doing unnecessary tasks and minimize your emotional exhaustion. To do that:

  1. Create a chart and place your major goal at its top, followed by layers of very specific subgoals needed to attain the major goal.
  2. Find and fix the inefficiencies in your goal hierarchy.
  3. Determine the attainability of each goal.

Burnout Symptoms And Signs Of Exhaustion

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  • Impaired concentration/ forgetfulness
  • Loss of appetite
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  • Shortness of breath
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Helen Keller
“People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.”

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Think big, act small

Never let anything hold you back when you think of ideas.

You’ve got nothing to lose. Just make sure you act small. Put in the work and stay practical.

Problems are unanswered questions

Every time you experience stress over a problem, you’re basically sabotaging your life.

A problem is nothing but an unanswered question. So stay calm. And figure out the answer.

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The victim mindset

It happens when we focus on how you believe other people are doing you wrong or what you think they are doing to cause you pain. It means focusing on other people's flaws and how you feel mistreated.
This fuels feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and despair.

Looking in the right direction

How someone else treats you is outside your control.
But noticing who or what you are exposing yourself to is within your control. And so you should focus on that.