The Four Hidden Habit Skills : zen habits
Our minds are good at coming up with rationalizations, especially when we're procrastinating on something:
The skill to master is to recognise this rationalization process in action. Be mindful of it. Once you become aware of it, come up with counterarguments for each rationalization.
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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 pursuing a new habit, or eradicating an old one, we often experience a dip in motivation, focus and energy. This is due to many factors, like loss of motivation due to any in...
The habit dip and other dips in motivation teach us the following:
Anyone who has overcome the habit dip (like a marathon runner) will testify that the feelings of discouragement and boredom are temporary. Like everything else, these temporary feelings are waypoints and not endpoints.
When we are not interested to take action, and we're feeling no motivation to do a certain a task, it means we are not connected to some possibility in our lives. If we get clear on that possib...
After you've identified and committed to your possibility, it’s important to bring structure into your daily schedule.
This can take many forms:
Connecting to possibility and creating a daily structure are important steps , but then you have to actually put it into action. This step is crucial.
Take on the hard tasks, in small chunks. Check things off your list, while feeling the meaning and possibility you’re creating.