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232/365 Through small wins each day

232/365 Through small wins each day

In order for change to last, we must work with the fundamental forces in our lives, not against them. Nearly everything that makes up your daily life has an equilibrium—a natural set point, a normal pace, a typical rhythm. If we reach too far beyond this equilibrium, we will find ourselves being yanked back to the baseline. Thus, the best …

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231/365 The faster you try to change

231/365 The faster you try to change

The faster you try to change, the more likely you are to backslide. The very pursuit of rapid change dials up a wide range of counteracting forces which are fighting to pull you back into your previous lifestyle. You might be able to beat equilibrium for a little while, but pretty soon your energy fades and the backsliding begins. From …

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230/365 Desires don’t last

230/365 Desires don’t last

Normally it’s hard to see: desires don’t last very long. They are very-short-term spasms of the mind, and this is a vital point to recognize if you want to be financially stable, healthy, principled, and able to keep a manageable schedule. We might think our desires for big, costly things must arise from correspondingly deep, meaningful needs, but really, it’s …

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229/365 Give time to some small thing

229/365 Give time to some small thing

Rather than spend another twelve seconds uselessly ruminating about the past and future, consider giving that time instead to what is actually happening: the simple task of wrapping up the cord and putting the thing away. “Giving time” in this way—being fully, willingly aware of the buttoning of a shirt, the sealing of an envelope, the peeling of a carrot—acts …

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228/365 Demanding the impossible

228/365 Demanding the impossible

Impatience is always stabbing at the impossible: to transport yourself to the wrap-up of this wedding toast, to fly through this needlessly heavy revolving door, to banish from existence this disgruntled customer who’s now making the clerk call the manager. Let’s be clear that the experience of impatience has nothing at all to do with your ability to help the …

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227/365 How to recover and learn from stress

227/365 How to recover and learn from stress

Like a fight-or-flight response, a challenge response gives you energy and helps you perform under pressure. Your heart rate still rises, your adrenaline spikes, your muscles and brain get more fuel, and the feel-good chemicals surge. But it differs from a fight-or-flight response in a few important ways: You feel focused but not fearful. You also release a different ratio …

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226/365 Not dull

226/365 Not dull

A similar argument holds for turning a job that lacks challenge and variety into one that satisfies our need for novelty and achievement. Here too one needs to expend additional psychic energy to reap the desired benefits. Without some effort a dull job will just stay dull. From "Finding Flow: The Psychology Of Engagement With Everyday Life" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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