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The Subtle Power of Changing Your Identity

Benefits Of Changing Your Identity

  1. Changing your identity will automatically lead you to discard some behaviours that are not associated with that identity, helping you stop smoking or eating meat, for example.
  2. Your behaviour will align with the behaviour of the chosen identity.
  3. You will not have to lecture yourself every day about your motivations.
  4. You will be surprised about the many old beliefs about your abilities suddenly vanishing.
  5. The mindset change will bring new growth and new possibilities.

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Contentment: The Choice Is Ours

Life has challenges, misery and struggles for everyone inhabiting this planet, and it is our choice to be happy or unhappy, because our behaviours, thoughts and attitude are what makes our condition good or bad.

By counting our blessings and focusing on the good things in life, instead of the one bad thing that has happened and is the center of attention, we choose to have power over the situation and stir life towards happiness, in spite of the circumstances.

The Process Of Transformation Through Contentment
  • When we feel a sense of contentment, our satisfaction influences our overall happiness.
  • A simple, minimalistic way of life can help us curb many unwanted desires that cause misery in the future (including financial troubles).
  • The contentment over our significant other boosts any relationship and avoids our efforts to change others into versions we like.
  • Contentment leads us to accept our children and love them as they are, instead of imposing undesirable conditions on them.
  • Being content with a good job helps us avoid being a complaining, grumpy person, leading to more opportunities in the future.
  • Social change is possible if we are content with ourselves and can therefore work positively in the bigger issues that plague the earth.
Postponing Things With Little Value

We often have an urge to do things that have no productive value, but we still do them due to the forces of habit or when we cannot say no to others.An effective way to deal with such tasks is to delay them.

Whether it is snacking, playing a video game, browsing videos, or even smoking, one can delay the desire for doing the activity by keeping oneself intentionally busy.

Listen To Understand

While listening to others speak, a million thoughts come to our mind, about how we have handled similar situations, and how many mistakes the other person has made in what is being stated. We normally blurt out at the first chance and criticize the other person, or boast about our superhuman abilities.

A better way is to delay that, keeping quiet and simply listening to the other person, focusing on one's breath if needed.

Meaningful Work
Meaningful Work

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 of the meaning and why we care about it, as we get stuck in the endless list of tasks. Even if we stay focused on our work, the never-ending tasks can make us lose track of our main objective.

A Deeper Reason Of Working

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.

Set Rituals To Remind You Of Your Meaning

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.