Essential Meaningful Productivity : zen habits
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Pseudo-work is when one works just for the sake of work, and is productive on paper but hasn’t really achieved anything substantial, or contributed to one’s core objective.
We all have a certain idea of what we want to attain for ourselves. In order to achieve it, we need to move towards essential, meaningful and productive work.
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We normally have a tense, fidgety attitude towards whatever we are doing. We grasp and lean towards our tasks and exert ourselves unnecessarily, and even things that shouldn’t give us undue stress,...
Our work, whether it’s a report we are making, cooking or on a Zoom video call, can be done with ease, in a relaxed restful manner.
The key is to not do any multitasking and give your full attention and devotion to one task. You'll finish the day feeling more refreshed than before.
To go through the day with ease:
While a majority of people struggle to find meaningful work, those who are fortunate enough to have it, have another challenge: Staying connected with that meaning.
It is easy to lose sight...
The first and foremost step is to find a deep reason to do our work, which has to be beyond financial and obligatory reasons. If we don’t have a deep reason to work, it will feel meaningless and stressful for us. A deeper ‘why’ of our work provides us with inspiration and makes even challenging work stress-free.
Find a reason greater than yourself, like changing the world, helping people you care about, reducing pain in others, or to protect your loved ones, and even self-love.
As we get in the ‘doing’ mode we lose track of why something was important and meaningful to us in the first place.
Creating certain rituals that calm the mind and connect us to our basic nature can help, like a short meditation or simple prayer to remind us of our main motivation.
When we do something out of force, even though we don’t want to do it, it creates stress, and feels uncomfortable and difficult.
When we procrastinate, we feel guilty becau...
Most of us believe that we have to feel in the mood to do something: we should be excited and concentrated and the activity should be easy, fun, comfortable.
That results in running from the things that feel hard, overwhelming, uncomfortable.