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If You're Not Enjoying life, You're Doing it Wrong

Enjoying the little things

The habit of taking even mild pleasure in small things is life-changing:

  • Make time to watch the sunrise
  • Use your mornings to take care of yourself
  • Lose track of time with your favourite book
  • Listen to the sounds of nature
  • Be present in the moment.

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If You're Not Enjoying life, You're Doing it Wrong

If You're Not Enjoying life, You're Doing it Wrong

https://medium.com/personal-growth/if-youre-not-enjoying-life-you-re-doing-it-wrong-88ddcab54948

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Key Ideas

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."

Life is not linear

Life is a cycle of good times and bad. It’s not linear. There are always going to be ups an downs. But you can still make safe choices.

Looking at the bright: downs help us to appreciate and understand what an up looks like.

Epictetus

Epictetus

“We are not disturbed by things that happen, but rather, by our perception of things that happen.”

The negative bias

Our brains have a negative bias. Every bad comment or news about us, or around us make a bigger impact on our perception about ourselves and the world than we realize.

Enjoying life starts with shifting our mindset, seeing things in a new way.

Effects of the negative bias

This bias robs us of the joys around us because it causes us to:

  • Worry more than necessary and fear the worst.
  • Focus on bad narratives for too long.
  • Play the victims, to get sympathy from others.
  • Have unrealistic expectations for ourselves.

Enjoying the little things

The habit of taking even mild pleasure in small things is life-changing:

  • Make time to watch the sunrise
  • Use your mornings to take care of yourself
  • Lose track of time with your favourite book
  • Listen to the sounds of nature
  • Be present in the moment.

Brian Krans

Brian Krans

“Are you happy? Have you ever been happy? What have you done today to matter? Did you exist or did you live? How did you thrive? (...)"

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.”

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