5 Life Experiences That Should Be Daily Habits
When you learn this early, time is in your favor
Many people go through a major crisis at least once in their lives. It’s just part of the experience of life. And it doesn’t even have to be a big stroke of fate.
All it takes is a crisis of meaning, in which you question much or perhaps even everything that was once important or valuable to you: was that everything? Is it right to sacrifice so much time for my work? Should this be the summary of my life? What happened to my dreams?
These phases of self-discovery can drag on like gum and exhaust your own strength. But you don’t have to.
You can make any mistake twice, but the second time it is no longer a mistake, it is a choice.
Some wait forever for the perfect moment. It is wiser to use the moment to make it perfect.
Where there is a will, there is a way; those who don’t want something, have their reasons.
1. Become Emotionally Independent
If the people you trust, the boss or other people, throw offensive things at you, it often has nothing to do with you.
Many people have serious problems that they cannot solve and therefore transfer them to other people, for example, you.
The coworker who constantly gossips about your style of dress may be protecting himself because he is completely dissatisfied with his style; the boss who cannot manage his team will probably try to do his job badly. And so on.
Next time someone hurts you again, remember two things: first, you are not the only one they are doing it to, and second, it’s not really about you.
2. Treasure Beautiful Moments
If you look back, you will realize how many wonderful moments you have had in your life. How much would you like to put yourself back in one of those beautiful situations in a few days?
Unfortunately, most people forget the beautiful things in life and think first about the negative things, which are becoming more and more important.
Try to live more in the here and now and be more aware of the beautiful moments. By the way, the psychological principle behind this is mindfulness — and it can be practiced.
3. Learn From Small Crises
In theory, it wouldn’t be so bad to make a “What I learned from this” list after every defeat.
Because if you take the time and effort or make the effort to review the bad moments (but also the good ones), you not only know yourself better — you learn as a whole. This self-reflection also unites all successful people.
Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of the light bulb and many other innovations, has the following beautiful anecdote, which is now also called the Edison principle: When his laboratory was catching fire and the work of many decades was destroyed by the fire, he said just that: “We finally got rid of the old stuff.” This is what real prospects for the future look like.
4. Practice Calmness Toward Others
Anger can have many causes. For example, to express one’s disappointment or to cover up fear. But how much time do you spend being angry with other people?
Have you ever thought about how much energy and valuable time it takes to get angry with someone and then nothing changes?
Do yourself a favor and save your energy for the precious moments.
It is certainly not easy to accept the people who bother you for who they are, but you cannot change anyone anyway, only yourself and your perspective. So pay less attention to those people in the future.
5. Take Care Of Your Health
As important as work, your career, and many other personal goals can be, never forget your health.
Without a healthy body, it is difficult to move forward — if at all. Anyone who has ever suffered a serious cut in his or her life due to illness knows how much we depend on our vitality, although we usually take it for granted in everyday life like the air to breathe.
But it is not. Our body is not a machine. It is important to take care of yourself, no matter how tough your neck is. Find a healthy balance between contracting and relaxing.
Certainly, some experiments you have to do yourself. Listening and reading the advice that comes with it is simply not enough.
In most other cases, however, some life experiences and wisdom from people who have been through something similar can be good and helpful support and also give new and positive food for thought.
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