Did you know that you can deduce how much money someone earns by asking them a simple question?
You can, in fact, deduce a lot about them, about their principles, ethics, dreams, and goals.
What is that question?
Well, it’s simple.
“Do you believe in work-life balance?”
If it takes you less than 10 seconds to have a negative emotional reaction to what I am implying here, stop and think about why.
If you feel the need to say, “Yeah, but…” you should also stop for a minute and ask yourself if life’s a balancing act or not, and if going through life as if walking on tightrope is the only available option.
To be honest, I do not want to write this post. At least, not right now. I just don’t feel like writing anything at all.
In other words, I do not feel motivated to punch those damn keys.
But I have to.
Not in the sense that there’s someone holding a gun to my head. No.
I have to because I promised myself that I am going to do it. I have to because I made a commitment to write a new blog post every single day.
And, yes, right now, I don’t feel like it.
Before writing these words, I spend a few hours going through draft after draft, trying to figure out which post to finish writing. I didn’t feel like it. I’ve lost focus at least a dozen times, which translates into me wasting 10-15 minutes of my time going through e-mails or replying to comments.
But the truth is that motivation does not work like that. The truth is motivation’s just this word people keep throwing around when they don’t want to do something.
The way I see it, a habit actually leads to a goal.
For example, if you want to have a clean body, you must develop the habit of washing yourself regularly. If you want to lose weight, you might develop the habit of working out.
What you do today influences what will happen with your long term goals.
This is the trick that eludes most people, when starting out, the goal is not the goal, but rather the goal is to create the habit(s) that will allow you to achieve your goal. Your first goal is to focus for as long as it takes to create a habit.
Once you’re on autopilot, it will be far more difficult to give up on working out, no matter what.
There seems to be so much stress and worries and errands and just so much noise that we must all endure and overcome these days. There’s so much information and entertainment and social media and news, and all that begs for a bit of space inside our minds.
And thus we sometimes cannot find the calm that we so desperately need…
So, how do you declutter your mind?
How do you get rid of excess information or take a moment to find peace and tranquility in this ocean of chaose we call day-to-day livin?
The mind is complex and confusing, the essence of who we are as humans. It is often covered in old hurts and traumas, and layered in so many levels of consciousness it feels impossible to sort through it all.
Most of the times, even to our own selves, we don’t make much sense.
So how do we begin decluttering? It’s actually not difficult, if you give it a little thought: simplifying is, by definition, easy.
You can declutter your mind with simple actions, little things that can make a big difference, especially when used in combination.