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Ikigai is really your reason for being, the thing that gives you direction and motivation, and it is at the heart of what we do at Learnlife.
«“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why” - Mark Twain»
Forget mantras and self-help that do not work. Use these simple self-parenting strategies to make lasting changes in your life.
In today’s digital world filled with non-stop emails, information overload, mobile phone messages and social media notifications, it’s never been harder in human history to stay focused on our goals.…
«Zanshin is a reminder of the biggest irony about focus: it’s at its best when we shift our focus away from the goal, and towards the process.»
Self-compassion techniques aren’t self-indulgent – they’ll tame your inner critic while helping you change for the better
«So I dedicated 10 minutes to sit down and reflect on the same questions I ask my clients to help them clarify their values. These were my answers:»
By Leo Babauta So many of us feel a scarcity of time: we feel rushed, like there’s not enough time to do everything, always behind, never feeling like we’re doing enough. This problem is called “time…
«reflect with gratitude. At the end of each day, take a few moments to reflect back on your day and think about what you’re grateful for.»
By Leo Babauta Sometimes, our heads won’t stop thinking about something. Our thoughts will spin around and around, not willing to let go, obsessing. It might be about another person, a big event…
«Don’t look at the object of your thoughts or the problem you need to solve … but the fear that’s having you want to obsess and overthink»
Meaningfulness is associated with greater well-being, and scientists have even devised ways to measure meaning in life.
«However, one of the strongest predictors of how meaningful people perceive their lives to be is… Being reminded of valued sources of meaning.»
Whether your aim is improved health, mental calm or achieving transcendence, breathing techniques can help you get there
«The simplest way of reducing stress is to focus on learning simple rhythmic breathing. When using this technique, you’re activating the rest, digest and repair mode of your nervous system. Rhythmic breathing can help with mood regulation and even depression.»
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«“Ambition is tying your well-being to what other people do and say,” Marcus Aurelius writes in Meditations. “Sanity is tying it to your own actions.”»
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Tactics to Rewrite the Story You Tell Yourself About Stress
«Brené Brown - Get curious about what your stress is trying to tell you. Listen to your stress symptoms for insight rather than fighting them.»
A former nun explains how to deal with doom-scrolling, despair, and rage in the face of world events.
For years, mindfulness has been promoted as a near panacea. But just how much does the brain affect the body?
The key is to understand the difference between habits, routines, and rituals, and to design a life where your daily actions allow you to play with the entire spectrum of consciousness.
«most good habits don’t start as habits. They start as routines. The main difference between habits and routines is how aware and intentional you are.»
All of us will experience pain and stress, but the brain has some smart ways to protect us. Here is how to get prepared for periods of adversity
«Taking several long, deep breaths has also been shown to reduce stress and lower the heart rate, allowing us to reach that neutral point of calm»
I think we can all agree that the goal during our time on Earth is to thrive, so that at the end of the road, we are full of memories and experiences that leave us satisfied with the journey, right?
«The key ingredient is the vision and creativity to seek out memorable and meaningful experiences, even if they happen in your own backyard.»
An exercise in happiness: a list of 100 of my favorite simple pleasures in life.
A new book argues that we can harness the connection between our minds and our physiology for better health.
«What we should be learning from these studies is not that a particular drug is ineffective but rather how effective the placebo may have been»
Fun isn’t frivolous – it’s vital for your wellbeing. Here’s a step-by-step plan to bring more pleasure into your busy life
«reframe fun as an opportunity for growth, a way to encourage a more positive outlook, and a way to find enjoyment in things you are already engaged in.»
Exploring the wider range of meditation is no longer reserved for the monasteries. The new science of meditation is just getting started.
«Laukkonen, Sacchet, and their colleagues met someone who claimed they could enter cessation on command and was willing to do so in a lab»
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«Yves Saint Laurent said, “Nudity is the most beautiful dress a woman can wear.”»
What we really want is to experience our lives in ever-richer ways. And that means getting off the clock. Here, a master outlines how to do just that.
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3x #1 NYTimes bestselling author of "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" and others. Giving life advice that doesn't suck since 2008.
Creator of Zen Habits. Training in uncertainty. Zen student, vegan, dad, husband.
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