When we don’t take care of the fundamentals, the foundation is shaky for whatever we’ve built: a relationship, a career, personal well-being, spiritual practice – or playing the clarinet. Here’s how to handle the basics.
Remember that you can accept the reality of change while also doing what you can to help things change for the better.
Doing crowds out being, the urgent crowds out the important, and you go to bed after working hard all day feeling frustrated and maybe self-critical that you didn’t get more done. How can we deal with this and foster more happiness?
I’ve created a definitive guide to overcoming the procrastination preventing you from accomplishing your goals, completing your duties, fulfilling your responsibilities, and realizing your dreams.
Centered or scattered: it’s not a subtle distinction that’s just for yoga camp. When we feel grounded in a sense of center, we’re more resilient; it’s also harder to intimidate us with fear or manipulate us with greed. On the other hand, when we feel scattered, that’s stressful and thus bad for well-being and health. Let’s find how to rest in center
If someone tells you that they don’t care what other people think, they are fooling themselves. None of us are free from this worry. Everyone is trying to look good in the eyes of others. Everyone stresses out about how they look, how they’re perceived, whether people think they’re awesome or good people. Here’s a way to overcome that.
There’s a part of today’s consumerist world that drives us to want more, buy more, act on our impulses, hoard, spend to solve our problems, create comfort through shopping, seek thrills through travel, do more, be more. What would happen if we broke from our addiction to wanting and buying more?
Something I forget a lot, and have to remind myself about a lot: I’m not on my way somewhere. I’m not on my way to a more important moment. This current moment is the most important moment. Here’s how to enjoy it a little better.