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When you start your day, or any meaningful activity, ask what your intentions are for the day or that activity.
Do you want to be more present? Do you want to move your...
To create space for what is meaningful, focus on important tasks.
Pick just 3 (or even just 1) and focus on that first. Put aside everything else (you can...
If the activity is important enough to include in your limited time, it’s important enough to give it your full focus.
If you’re going to write, close all other tabs and ju...
Every single act is an opportunity to be fully with the activity. Everything we do can be a practice in breath, in presence, in deep consciousness.
Give each activity an importance, and when it’s done, give some weight to the space between activities.
Space is also important. We have the tendency to finish one task and...
We need to respond to emails and messages, read the news and catch up on things. But these activities don't have to fill our entire lives.
Create a container for each of these a...
We can choose what we want in our lives deliberately, and what we don’t want and then set limits (or eliminate) that activity.
For example, limit sugar to a snack every we...
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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.
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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It drains us out of our energy to the point where we're never fully present, fully alive in the moment.
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A few ways to rest that feel very replenishing:
You can relax while doing something (having a bath, a cup of coffee etc.) You don’t have to be lying down, with your eyes closed.
The key is to make this the one thing that you’re doing. Be all in with this task, instead of jumping around.
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Pseudo-work is when one works just for the sake of work, and is productive on paper but hasn’t really achieved anything substantial, or contributed to one’s core objective.