How to Be Content in Life: Three Paradoxes | Mark Manson
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Our inner demons lead us to negatively judge ourselves, further leading to avoiding that judgment, and eventually starting the internal self-destruction, if the negative downward spiral is left unchecked.
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Streamline your workflow so you can get simple things done without significant willpower.
For example, instead of having a container for pens and scissors in only one room of the house, have these in three different rooms to ensure better tidying.
Strategies like these save time and, more importantly, help free you up mentally.
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You will not live long enough to figure it all out for yourself.
You can learn from others who have gone before. Acquire as many of them as possible. Then use them to help you do the things you want to do. Learn from their mistakes and benefit from their systems.