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6. Improve Your Routines And Habits

6. Improve Your Routines And Habits

Take control of the beginning and end of our days with a good morning routine and evening routine.

For the morning routine,

  1. Thankfulness
  2. Insight
  3. Meditation
  4. Exercise

For the evening routine,

  • Remove small decisions from your next morning by dealing with them now. Every little decision takes away energy. Examples: what to eat, what to wear, what to do.
  • Go to sleep with good thoughts because the emotion you fall asleep with will likely be the emotion you’ll wake up with.

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8. Build self-esteem, not ego

8. Build self-esteem, not ego

The ego is problematic in many ways:

  1. It makes us liars, which breaks trust
  2. It creates false hierarchies, which creates discrimination and ruins kindness
  3. It creates judgment, which ruins our ch...

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4. Hone Good Intentions

4. Hone Good Intentions

The Four Levels of Motivation

  1. Fear - is being driven by negative things like sickness, poverty, and death.
  2. Desire - is being driven by personal gratification through wealth, success, and pleasure.
  3. Duty - is being moti...

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3. Get intimate with fear, then detach.

3. Get intimate with fear, then detach.

In order to use fear productively, we need to

  1. Acknowledge the fear
  2. Rate the fear (0-10)
  3. Find your fear patterns
  4. Detach from the fear

Accept that f...

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1. Clarify Your Identity

1. Clarify Your Identity

The first step to thinking like a monk is to get clear on your values. How?

  1. List your values.
  2. Identify the origin of that value.
  3. Reflect on whether or not that value aligns with your true self.

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JAY SHETTY

“Petty, negative thoughts and words are like mosquitos: Even the smallest ones can rob us of our peace.”

JAY SHETTY

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9. Practice frequent, specific and broad gratitude

9. Practice frequent, specific and broad gratitude

  • Studies show that gratitude is linked to better mental health, self-awareness, better relationships, and a sense of fulfillment.
  • Every night, spend five minutes writing down the things you are grateful for.

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11. Service is the direct path to a happy and fulfilling life

11. Service is the direct path to a happy and fulfilling life

Jay says, “Take care of yourself—yes. But don’t wait until you have enough time and money to serve. You will never have enough.” He also asks, “Who is wealthier, the one with money or the one who serves?”

He also urges us to serve with a kind intention witho...

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5. Live Your Purpose and Dharma

5. Live Your Purpose and Dharma

When we use our passions and expertise to provide something that others need, we will have true happiness and fulfillment.

Dharma = Passion + Expertise + Usefulness

“Your passion is for you. Your purpose is for others” - Jay Shetty

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2. Reverse negativity with Spot-Stop-Swap

2. Reverse negativity with Spot-Stop-Swap

In order to overcome bad habits, Use Spot, Stop, Swap:

  1. Spot the negative feeling.
  2. Stop to understand what it is.
  3. Swap in a way of processing the feeling.

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7. Master the Mind

7. Master the Mind

  • The key to mastering the mind is detachment. Instead of telling yourself “I am angry”, you can say, “I feel angry” or “There is anger.” Don’t identify with the emotion; observe it.
  • The Monkey Mind

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10. Understand and nurture relationships

10. Understand and nurture relationships

Five reasons people get attracted to someone else:

  • Physical – you like their looks
  • Material – you like their possessions, power, or accomplishments
  • Intellectual – you like how they think
  • Emotional – you connect well. They understand your feelings....

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JAY SHETTY

“Our fears are more numerous than our dangers, and we suffer more in our imagination than reality.”

JAY SHETTY

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In our modern society, people are so preoccupied with chasing “happiness”, and their image of happiness is based on what the media shows: fame, money, glamour, pleasure. The problem is, people will just seek more and more of these things, leading to frustration, disillusion, unhappiness, and exhaustion.

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  1. Don’t Look at Your Phone: in the first 2 hours of your day.
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Meditation and Stillness

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If you start your day with meditation, it’s important to do seated meditation and not do so lying down in your bed, or you’ll be likely to fall back asleep. This routine will help because:

  • it leaves you calm and focused for the day;
  • allows your mind to wake up without strain.

Building routines and rituals

Building routines and rituals

They remove the need to make a decision and provide a mindless way to initiate a behavior:

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