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Creating Impeccable Structure for Your Life : zen habits

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Creating Impeccable Structure for Your Life : zen habits
There's a strange contradiction in most of our lives: We deeply feel the messiness of our lives. We feel it in all areas of our lives, which stresses us out and causes us to shut down, feel overwhelmed, run to distraction and comforts. It creates tremendous uncertainty for us. But ...

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Reasons to Create Structure

  • When we have a huge mess around us, it’s hard to be focused. It’s hard to really put our best effort into our meaningful work.
  • Lack of structure creates a lack of trustability. When our lives are completely unstructured and messy, it’s hard for others to trust us.

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Creating Impeccable Structure

  • Recognize when a part of my your is messy and could use more structure.
  • Contemplate a structure that would give you a feeling of trust.
  • Write out the structure, then put it somewhere you’ll see it.
  • Put it into action, as a practice.
  • Revisit and revise on a regular basis.

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Examples of Structure

  • Financial structure. Create a system so that you are tracking your spending on a regular basis, and have a plan for how to spend it.
  • Communication. Create a system for how you handle emails and messages.
  • Health. Create a system for tracking how active you are and what will you eat to give yourself a thriving healthy life.
  • Physical surroundings. Create a system to asses how messy your house is and how does all of this affect your mental state.

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Resistance and uncertainty

The structure, instead of eliminating uncertainty from your life, gives you a space to practice with the uncertainty. 

Instead of letting yourself flop all over the place (without structure), you’re asking yourself to courageously confront your discomfort and uncertainty.

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