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274/365 Double the experience

274/365 Double the experience

Shawn also suggests a nice daily practice he calls the “doubler,” which is to recall one positive experience of the day in detail, because the brain can’t tell the difference between visualization and actual experience, so by doing this, you double the experience. From "Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within" by Chade-Meng Tan

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273/365 Our modern terror

273/365 Our modern terror

Stress, he claimed, was the response of the body to any demand made on it. It wasn’t just a response to noxious injections, traumatic injuries, or brutal laboratory conditions, but to anything that requires action or adaptation. By defining stress in this way, Selye set the stage for our modern terror about stress. From "The Upside of Stress: Why stress …

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272/365 Evidence to the contrary

272/365 Evidence to the contrary

The emotional mind, however, takes its beliefs to be absolutely true, and so discounts any evidence to the contrary. That is why it is so hard to reason with someone who is emotionally upset: no matter the soundness of your argument from a logical point of view, it carries no weight if it is out of keeping with the emotional …

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271/365 With structure

271/365 With structure

Sometimes people ask why I bother with such a detailed level of planning. My answer is simple: it generates a massive amount of productivity. A 40 hour time-blocked work week, I estimate, produces the same amount of output as a 60+ hour work week pursued without structure. From "The Habitual Hustler: Daily Habits of 50 Self-Employed Entrepreneurs" by Corey Breier

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270/365 The glorious benefit of a habit

270/365 The glorious benefit of a habit

The glorious benefit of a habit is that it converts something that requires a lot of willpower and focus into something that becomes automatic and often outside of our conscious thought. We can consciously push ourselves to do a only a certain number of things every day, which means that if we don't have good habits, there is a ceiling …

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269/365 Balance out and offset the negative emotions

269/365 Balance out and offset the negative emotions

The difference between high and low vagal tone is in the number of positive emotions you can pile up to balance out and offset the negative emotions. This is good news, because it’s much easier to find little ways to feel happy and connected than it is to block or prevent negative emotions entirely. From "SuperBetter: How a Gameful Life …

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268/365 Life is so serious

268/365 Life is so serious

I realize there are difficult things I need to do in this world, but I can’t do them without an inner happiness to rely on. Life is so serious that it necessitates joy and fun. I hope that makes sense. From "Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within" by Chade-Meng Tan

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