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The Cure for What Ails You: How to Beat the Misery of Discontentment : zen habits

Finding Meaning

We are not satisfied with life because mindless consumerism and transaction-based relationships do not provide us with meaning. We can change that by:

  1. Spending time with our family and friends, listening to what they say.
  2. Volunteer for anything that is your liking, as giving time, energy or resources is a worthwhile effort.
  3. Create something by writing, drawing, playing music, building something or designing.
  4. Make others happy by helping out, or make someone’s day by buying them gifts.

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Possibility and Motivation
Possibility and Motivation

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...

Committing to Possibility: Create Daily Structure

After you've identified and committed to your possibility, it’s important to bring structure into your daily schedule.
This can take many forms:

  • Assign blocks for your meaningful tasks in your schedule
  • Consider taking accountability buddies to make sure you stick to your plan
  • Schedule daily sessions where you write for an hour
  • Schedule video calls every day with your accountability buddies, where you do 2 hours of focused work on the call together
  • Think of a consequence for not doing your commitment.
Committing to Possibility: Train Your Action Muscle

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.

The Way We Work
The Way We Work

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,...

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.

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.

Love Your Day

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.
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.