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The Incredible Power of Contentment

Contentment: The Choice Is Ours

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.

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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.
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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.

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At Ease

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.

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To go through the day with ease:

  • Be nourished by nature when you walk outside, instead of being engrossed in your thoughts about work.
  • Talk to the person in front of you, being present in the moment
  • Be grateful that you are alive, and put a smile on your face.