How to improve your life

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Hello wonderful people!

Have you got doubts about your life?
Have you thought you have more to bring to the world but you can’t seem to figure out why?
Do you want to improve your life and yourself but you’re just so overwhelmed by what everyone says you should do?

I understand you.

Feel hugged.

We see all these people giving us advice, either on the internet, on TV, or our friends and family, and it all becomes such a huge yarn ball of advice where we don’t know where the start is anymore.

I’d like to tell you my experience with this and maybe you can take something useful out of it.

I see a lot of motivational videos on youtube, in order to learn useful tips to improve my life.
After some weeks I feel exhausted from it, because I feel overwhelmed with the amount of information I’m getting. And then my motivation goes down, as it is all so much to handle and my head is so full I can’t barely think straight. Not good!

With this I don’t mean to say you should not see motivational videos (or consume any kind of motivational content for that matter), I just believe you should limit the amount of it. Find three tips that really make sense to you at this point in your life, write them down, put them in a place where you can see them often (like the kitchen or your work place) and start implementing them right away.

You will begin to have more clarity and realize you are an impermanent being that is constantly changing when you look at those three tips you wrote and think you have to change them because they don’t connect to your life goals anymore. And that’s totally fine! That is the proof that you are living 🙂

I implemented lots of things in my life already but I have a problem of not knowing when to stop. I try to implement so much, and most of it I can, but then by not prioritizing I end up sucking the time I have for useful actions with not so useful actions.

So prioritization is key when trying to improve our lives. Taking a bit of time every morning after waking up to see what your schedule is for the day and recognize what is really important and what is not will bring you more clarity of mind.

How do you know what is important? Ask yourself: If this would be my last day on Earth, what would you do?

It’s not about just throwing everything and going on a trip or just have fun. It’s about making sure that what you do has a big impact on you, that that will bring you closer to where you want to be.

Where do you want to be in five, ten, twenty, thirty years?

Of course we can’t plan life and expect it to go fully accordingly with our plans. It just doesn’t work that way. What we can do is have a plan for ourselves in a specific timeframe, write down the steps we need to archive it and be calm and accept change when it comes. Once again, welcoming the idea of impermanence of life.

I’ve been doing yoga, meditation and therapy regularly for a year now and I believe this has helped me improve my life and helped me know myself better. I can now ask why I do certain things or dream certain dreams because of that. I am far from doing that every single time, self knowledge takes a lifetime. But I do see an improvement, and that is enough. To see an improvement, to become conscious of change, will help you stay focused and carry on with your actions to improve your life, because you know it works and it will work better overtime.


So what do I want you to take from here?

Advices are good, take them. But don’t take too much, or you will feel overwhelmed.
Take three, write them and follow them! Be open to change them at any time.

Accept change, accept the impermanence of life. Once you do that, you won’t loose control of yourself or be scared out when change occurs. You will adapt. And you will immediately have improved your life.

Prioritize. Be realistic of what your goals are and what you need to do to archive them. Understand what is important and what is not.

Be patient, results take time. But once you see them, you will feel much better.

Remember: All people are different and what works for some might not work for others. You decide what works best for you!

Hope to have helped you get a bit of clarity today.

Stay safe and smile 😀

Leo

P.S: If you want to try meditation, I do recommend Headspace. I’ve been using it for some months now and it has helped me get more clarity in my life. You can use the link below to check them out (not an affiliate link, I just love it so much I recommend to everyone):

https://www.headspace.com/

Hello minasan (that’s japanese for “everyone”)

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In this world where we all are, a new year has begun. We were faced with a true ordeal over the last 9 months. Life as we know it has changed. Is that good? Is that bad? I can’t tell, when these feelings of these weird beings revolve in this time warp.

As a child i grew up loving new year. I mean, just seeing these wonder colors explosions in the sky made my mind completely fascinated and happy. As i grew up, i saw it through some more experienced eyes and now i don’t enjoy it as much. When i think of the poor animals believing there is a war outside and the pollution these fireworks produce, i am in a way happy we didn’t get to do them this year.

New year resolutions. Why do them when all one does is forget them? I believe the ending of a year is not the end of a cycle. Let me explain: Nature doesn’t know what years are, what months are, what hours are. Nature doesn’t know what human time is. We invented clocks. We wanted to control time as we wanted to control everything we could. According to an article by Mary Bellis on ThoughCo., we’ve been trying to control time for millennia and our modern base-60 time system dates back to 2,000 BC, from Sumeria. The English word “Clock” comes from the french cloche, which means bell. So humans have been controlling time for a long time (no pun intended) but nature does not seem to react to our passing of time. Because time is different there. In nature, beings are born, they live for some time and then they die. And that’s it. That’s the cycle we are in: The circle of life (and as I’m writing this i can’t help but having that opening song from The Lion King in my head).

Corona-virus was born, now it lives, and then it will die. Like all beings are. That’s the only thing we can be sure about. Once i saw an image and there was Life and Death potraited and life was helping a turtle beginning her way to her life and ultimately to death. “We are just presents Life gives to Death” it was written. I found that cute but also too one-sided. But then i learned the ways of Buddhism and realized we are never dead. Our bodies die, but our souls live on. And then they are reborn in another body. So that’s Deaths’ present to Life: our souls. I feel happy with that realization.

So we didn’t “start this new cycle” because we never finished. A cycle opens and closes with you. You control your own time. You control yourself, but then again, nature controls you. The only thing you can control is how you react to life, until you don’t have your body anymore. And you having being born is the ultimate miracle.

Happy continuation of the circle of life!

P.S: There’s a photo of sheep because i believe in their cuteness.

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