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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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We all have that 'One Thing' on our task list that is the most important thing on the list, that would be the most meaningful and yet we’re not doing it.

It's so meaningful and important that it brings up a ton of uncertainty for us, and causes us to avoid, run, distract, comfort, procrastinate.

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Practices To Handle Anxieties
  • Notice each time you feel rushed, anxious or overwhelmed. Try to develop an awareness of it throughout the day and catch it soon.
  • When feeling rushed, catch yourself and pause. Then relax with what you feel, focus on the task at hand and enjoy it. 
  • When you feel anxious, notice your mental habit of letting anxiety carry you off into a chain reaction of worry. Pause, relax with what you feel, and then trust that you can handle the uncertainty at hand.
  • When feeling overwhelmed, notice your mental habit of thinking of being able to do your obligations. Pause, relax with what you feel and tackle one task at a time, breathing and enjoying each. 

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Most of us conflict with time. Time is a paradox and is both limited and abundant at the same time. We can do great things with time, provided we know how to use this invisible resource.

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