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The Incredible Power of Contentment

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“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

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Discontentment Is A Disease
Discontentment Is A Disease
  • Many of us feel something is missing, and are unable to find satisfaction with our lives.
  • Even people who apparently have everything, a great house, a loving family and every imagi...
Changing One’s Attitude And Perspective

We can change how we look at things, by these obvious but important methods:

  1. Appreciating what we have, paying gratitude for what is there already in our lives.
  2. Trying to find something good in everything that happens, good or bad.
  3. Believing in yourself that you can make things better.
  4. Enjoying every moment of life, experiencing joy in every mundane activity.
Taking Positive Action

Affirmative action, even if it is little, is a great start.

  1. Even a little exercise every day, a walk or stretching exercises, can help us feel awesome.
  2. Decluttering of even a small corner of your room or a tabletop can make you feel great.
  3. Waking up early and meditating is a great way to get better mentally.
Thomas Paine

"The greatest remedy for anger is delay."

Thomas Paine
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.

It’s The Little Things

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.

It w...

Waiting To Be Happy

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.

The Reason For Our Annoyances
  • Our annoyances come from how we perceive and interpret the world around us.
  • When people around us do not behave like we want them to, we find that irritating.
  • The world usually isn’t how we want it to be, and that is frustrating.
  • This constant expectation makes us unhappy, hurting our relationships and affecting our work.