And today I would like to share with you my thoughts on what can be done to make life easier. One can live simply and easily, as if sliding through life.
Life can be a continuous struggle, and for many years it has been that way for me.
But gradually I realized what was the cause of this struggle, and how to make life easier, better, more pleasant.
You can live simply and easily, as if sliding through life, you can learn to swim, calmly and measuredly, not fighting the waves of life, but allowing them to support you.
I stopped rushing and fighting, and just started to move smoothly through life and enjoy it. And today I would like to share with you my thoughts on what can be done to make life easier.
You can choose what you like best. This works for me, however you have your own path.
1, do less. This is my productivity mantra, although it sounds paradoxical. I don’t believe in productivity at all, but I do believe in important things. Do less and you will have to choose between mindless work and work that really matters. Then life becomes much easier, and you achieve a lot while being less busy.
2. Having less is easier. Ask yourself more often, do I really need everything I have now, or am I just holding on to it. Start letting go of what you have so that it doesn't all possess you. When you have less, it will become much easier for you. It is wonderful.
4. Get on the move. I haven't mentioned this for a long time, but at the very beginning of Zen Habits I wrote about the habit of cleaning up on the go. Instead of collecting "spring cleaning", clean up gradually. Wash the plate. Dust off the shelves as you walk past them. Sweep the dirt as soon as you spot it. When you tidy up as needed, tidying up is like a breeze, and it's not difficult at all. By the way, this applies to everything in life, not just cleaning.
5. Change everything little by little, gradually. Most people are too impatient to follow this advice - they want everything at once. There are so many things to change, but we don't want to wait another year. And as a result, often not everything works out, and we feel badly. Or we don’t start to change anything at all, because too many changes are frightening and overwhelming. It’s hard to learn that small changes are extraordinarily powerful and more permanent. Small changes lead to global changes. Slow, but reliable and easy.
6. Learn to concentrate on the really important things. This follows from all of the above, but it is so important that I want to emphasize again. Swimming (or any other exercise) is more effective when you perform only the necessary movements and eliminate all unnecessary ones. Stop rushing around, be more whole and calm. You achieve this when you understand what is really important and sweep away all that is empty.