Whenever we are in a new place, most of us know that we remember our surroundings. If it is a country with a different road pattern than ours, we must be very careful when crossing the road. When we are in a new company, we have to pay attention to the unspoken but stable culture. When we are at a party for different people, we should remember our names and how we express our views.
In a world where things are happening for a minute and as our society continues to change and become new, we must be very careful. We need to know what is going on around us, and we too – our external and internal world.
Good and wise choices are rare when they happen, they are made accidentally with haste and anxiety. Although a trip to the mountains or a lake is ideal, most of us do not have the luxury of going there – materially or financially.
Here are seven simple tips you can take today to become and remember more in just thirty seconds:
- Turn ordinary things into ordinary things
In the religious sense, a sacrament or ritual is a common act performed in a certain way that makes it sacred. Paying attention to the world and our country, we can learn to turn the ordinary and everyday things of life into sacraments. We can add meaning and meaning to things and activities that we often do to remind us of the great importance.
For example, don’t just take any clean clothes you can find, put them on, and make your day. Do not consider such garments to be appropriate or appropriate. Instead, adjust your dress the night before or spend some time looking at each clip. View it as your uniform of great gift — your work. Make wearing your work clothes a sacred act of reminding yourself that your work makes a difference in people’s lives, whether it is your clients or your family.
- Create leisure time
Although we are busy, most of us still have time. It is not a matter of having time but of making time.
Despite popular belief, it does not take as long as one thinks of slowing down and remembering. While most of the time it is beneficial, this is not the whole situation or anything. If you don’t have hours of free time every day to do things slowly and meditate for hours, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible to remember.
Simple habits such as setting an alarm every few hours to take a few minutes, or 30 seconds, stopping what you are doing and breathing can be very helpful and slow you down.
“The key is not to waste time, but to invest. – Stephen R. Covey
- Develop gratitude
Gratitude, by far, is one of the most proven ways to be happy. You can keep a thank you journal and record small or large things you are grateful for each day or use moments in your day.
It is a tradition in many cultures to take a moment before a meal to say a prayer or to give thanks. Why not pause for a moment before eating, even for 30 seconds, to see how lucky you are to have a delicious meal that most of the world can and certainly have in the past, not? Take a moment to appreciate not only the food, but all the things you have in life, like your family, friends, and your health.
- Do things by hand
Years ago, when machines and robots came into the world, everyone thought that in the end, no one would work, or at least, work very little. Since the advent of technology, however, the work has seemed to grow.
While there are many benefits from washing machines to washing machines, something is missing. For some, the act of making dishes is curative. It not only cleans the dirty dishes but somehow cleanses the souls of other people.
You may not have time every day, but why not consider doing some things by hand? Maybe get a used coffee grinder and grind your coffee every morning. Or, replace your quick oatmeal with oatmeal that requires you to stir the pot.
The word journal can be a scary word for many. It can bring book ideas, writing pages and prose pages every night before bed.
While publishing can actually put all thoughts and feelings into paper, it is not necessary. It can be as simple as writing down one minute a day when you feel very alive or very happy, and then writing one minute a day when you feel alive and dissatisfied.
You don’t need to use a bound booklet, though. Feel free to use whatever is most convenient for you. It could be a white calendar in your fridge or google doc.
- Think about other people
When life gets busy, it’s easy to focus on our little world and bubble. Seeing a person regularly, even talking to him, does not guarantee that you will always focus on him. Because you may not have the time to engage fully, in-depth with the person, you may simply stop, pause, and think about them.
Think about how grateful you are for them. Think of a wonderful memory. Think about what you trust and want from them. Think about their size and how you wish you could be like them in some way.
If helpful, you may want to set a calendar of people’s names to think about each day. Or you may have a master list that you review every day or two, select a few, and think about these carefully and lovingly.
- Remove distractions
Studies suggest that having a cell phone in your pocket or desk makes it easier for people to ignore your roommates. The feeling or sight of the phone automatically creates within a person an email compression or something of something very interesting to focus on.
To the best of your ability, try to eliminate technology in the morning, before bed, and with people. Consider placing it on autopilot, or do not interrupt. Or just put it away so you don’t feel or see it.
“The most dangerous distractions are those you love, but that doesn’t love you back.” – Warren Buffet
- Understanding at all times
Unlike a new team or company, where the context is often adjusted, our external and internal world is no exception. The situation, the setting is constantly changing.
When life is a journey, we continue to walk on sidewalks and cross roads. Although it may seem like a lot of effort or it can be very expensive, mental thinking comes with a very high reward – you will probably get where you are going and you are less likely to be hit by a car.
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