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Changing Our Mental Habits

We need to become super aware of our thoughts to be able to tinker with them. We can see what the harmful effects could be and stop believing or acting out those thoughts. We can make a humble effort to change them if possible.

Example: If we desire something, while clicking on the ‘order’ button on our phones, we can ask ourselves what we will get if we buy it, challenging our assumptions and beliefs while also looking at the harm it can do to us.

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