8️⃣ Life Lessons I Learned This Week
👋 Hello friend,
today I want to share with you, 8 life lessons I learned this week. Enjoy! 🍕
🏋️♀️ Don't focus on consumption. Focus on implementation.
What is the point of reading a blog post or book, when after one day 90% of the information is already forgotten? I'd rather take one lesson that resonated with me the most, and apply it into practice. (something I am still working on) 🧱🏗
💁♀️ From me me me to you you you
When feeling uncomfortable in social situations, I try to switch from thinking about me, on focusing on the person I am talking to. I put my full attention into the conversation.
I try to remind myself: Everyone thinks about themselves. There will be no person thinking about the "stupid" thing you have said or done one hour ago.
🧽 Things you are procrastinating on are not as hard as you may think
When I have a thought about something I am procrastinating on, I ask myself:
Do I know for sure it will be as difficult as I imagine? Is my brain just making up future scenarios?
I gently push the thought aside. I will find out when actually doing it.
📵 A Phone Free Day One Day A Week
⏳ There won't be a time without any problems
But I have the choice, what to think about the problem I encounter. How to react. How I react to a problem will depend in which state I am. This is why I try to be in a good state as often as possible. You never know when the next challenge will arise.
It feels a little weird posting this video. Especially imagining friends watching it. But I guess that's the drawback when publishing online. It is in German, about how to take action and get different results than before. Feel free to skip it, if you had enough weekly motivation. 😉
👊 Strategies to stay calm, when you just want to punch the other person in the face
When I get angry at a person, I ask myself:
- What might have happened in the person's life to make him/her react like this?
- What past experiences shaped the way the person think's like this?
These questions help to dissociate myself from overwhelming emotions and switch position. What triggers us, is mostly what we have in ourselves, too.
🤡 A structured week with theme days.
One of the best things I ever did to make sure I stayed on top of all of what I had going on was to assign each of the days of the week a general theme. By doing this, I gave my mind clues as to what to place precedence on each day before I even have to look at my to do list. So instead of my mind asking a loaded question (“What do I have to do today?”) it now asks a question that has fewer possibilities by default (“It’s Monday, so it’s Blogging Day. What tasks do I need/want to do that fall under that theme?”)
If you have a day where you are going to study, this post will help.
🍂 Have a focus paper next to you.
If I am working on an important task and a great idea strikes me. Or I remember that I forgot to buy curly fries for my baby elephant that I hide under my bed - I write it down on my focus paper.
This is a blank sheet of paper where I write down all the things my brain thinks are important when actually wanting to focus on deep work.
I come back to it at the end of my study session. Most of the time it isn't that great of an idea anyways, and I remember that my brain is just seeking distraction.
However, sometimes it is real. I have to go buy some curly fries now. 🍟
Have a great week!
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