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Philosophies That Will Change The Way You Look At Life
Philosophy can become the foundation for a completely different world view. Change the way you look at the world with these 9 mind-boggling philosophies!

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Philosophy

Philosophy

A philosophy is the guiding compass of life.

Great philosophers were top scientists throughout history, and even the concept of science is based on the philosophy of em...

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Solipsism

If we look at our dreams and the brain’s capacity to hallucinate, we can see that nothing outside our existence may be real.

Everything could be an illusion, a long dream, and we could be t...

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Idealism

The philosophy of idealism states that reality is something that exists on a mental level, and many or most of our outer experiences could just be imagination.

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Phenomenalism

It states that one can only confirm what their perception or observation of something has been, and cannot confirm the existence of the same thing. Only the ‘sensory data’ that we experienc...

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Presentism

It is a belief that only the current, ongoing phenomena are relevant. It assumes that the past and present are just stories and mental hallucinations. The only thing real is the pr...

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Eternalism

The philosophy of Eternalism is the opposite of Presentism, stating that all moments of time, the past, present and future are real. It sees Time as a stable entity, present everywhere, and...

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Nihilism

Existential nihilism states that life has no inherent purpose or goal. Life, according to nihilism, is accidental and has no intrinsic value in itself. The modern interpretation of...

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Hedonism

Life, according to Hedonism, is filled with meaning due to pleasure and happiness.

This ‘pleasure principle’ of the hedonism philosophy is rooted in our basic instincts sin...

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Stoicism

It is a way to free oneself from emotional distress, through awareness and detachment. It makes us train ourselves to resist negative emotional responses like anger, sadness, and f...

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Skepticism

The fundamental philosophy governing all philosophies and scientific analysis is the ability to be skeptical and to question. The inherent doubting and protesting of the supplied evidence i...

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Structured thinking

Structured thinking

With structured thinking, you methodically break down problems and solve them bit by bit.

It's your ability to use logic, practice deduction, and build a big answer by ...

Improve your structured thinking

The best way to improve your structured thinking is to ask yourself questions where you can't find the answers online (like, for example, how many customers visit your favorite restaurant every year?)

First, you start with what you know, then further break the problem down.

Structured thinking is innovative

Structure may seem like it is stifling creativity, but it is not. Creativity thrives on rules. Within the boundaries, your thoughts can think freely.

When you know how to think, not just what to think, you can become an innovative problem solver, which can benefit you throughout your life.

Why you procrastinate

Procrastination is fundamentally an emotional reaction to what you have to do. The more aversive a task is to you, the more you’ll resist it, and the more likely you are to procrastinate.

Make a task less aversive

When you notice yourself procrastinating, use your procrastination as a trigger to examine a task’s characteristics and think about what you should change.

By breaking down exactly which attributes an aversive task has (boring, frustrating, difficult, meaningless, ambiguous, unstructured), you can take those qualities and turn them around to make the task more appealing to you.

Unproductive responses

... people have when they procrastinate:

  • Distracting yourself, and thinking about other things
  • Forgetting what you have to do, either actively or passively
  • Downplaying the importance of what you have to do
  • Focusing on your other values and qualities that will solidify your sense of self
  • Denying responsibility to distance yourself from what you have to do
  • Seeking out new information that supports your procrastination.

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Learn To Use Procrastination

Learn To Use Procrastination

The desire to procrastinate is a healthy brain craving, a natural need for novelty and curiosity. We must stop the negative self-talk we have towards us not working as a machine all the time. The l...

Observe Your Need To Procrastinate

  1. Observe the need to procrastinate, recognizing and being aware of your desire. This is called meta-recognition and is what all the Gurus keep talking about when they speak about awareness.
  2. Label and accept your urge to waste your time, but without any negative judgement.
  3. Validate your urge to procrastinate, increasing your self-esteem.
  4. Approach procrastination as a friend, not as a threat.

The Real Enemy of Flow

The biggest obstacle, the main villain hampering our productivity is always in your hands, and rarely in your pockets. _It’s your smartphone. It needs to be powered off for some time. Your laptop, clamouring for attention, is not helping either. Remove all distractions and notifications so that you can get in the ‘flow’ mode.

Creating friction between us and the open black hole of the online distractions helps us focus on work.

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