The Key Mental Habit of Simplicity : zen habits
Simplifying life isn’t about following certain steps but is in the entire mindset of the person. Our mental habits are what creates the initial complexity, which needs to be eventually simplified.
We need to look at the root cause, and it is desire. The tendency of the mind to want more and more (to be happy), and yet want less at the same time (to be at peace). The resulting conflict and polarity are what creates the problem.
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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...
After you've identified and committed to your possibility, it’s important to bring structure into your daily schedule.
This can take many forms:
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.
We want people to be less rude, to do certain things, to avoid doing certain things, and to change their lives, eventually feeling frustrated when we realize that we cannot control them and it is i...
While pursuing a new habit, or eradicating an old one, we often experience a dip in motivation, focus and energy. This is due to many factors, like loss of motivation due to any in...
The habit dip and other dips in motivation teach us the following:
Anyone who has overcome the habit dip (like a marathon runner) will testify that the feelings of discouragement and boredom are temporary. Like everything else, these temporary feelings are waypoints and not endpoints.