The Incredible Power of Contentment
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
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We can change how we look at things, by these obvious but important methods:
Affirmative action, even if it is little, is a great start.
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.
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.
As the world gets complicated and stressful, it is increasingly common to be annoyed at the little things, like a dog barking outside, or by someone making a comment.
Waiting to be happy until everything and everyone is exactly according to how you want it to be is the easiest way to stay unhappy and frustrated.
Would you wait for all the lights to turn green in your route before starting your car? That is exactly what we do when we depend on people, events and circumstances to turn right for us to start being happy.