“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
I recently came across an article that made me recognize I could do so much more toward living a productive life all around.
If you’re successful in navigating your ego, and can develop these steps (reflection) into a new life-long habit, than the distractions and false needs that cause procrastination & pain will no longer be a part of your life.
- Pay attention to the pain they (distractions and false needs that cause procrastination & pain) cause, later, instead of only the temporary comfort/pleasure they gave right away.
- Think about the person you want to be, the life you want to live. Set intentions to do the good work you think you should do.
- Watched your urges to check things, to go to the comfort of distractions. Recognize that you want to escape discomfort of something hard, and go to the comfort of something familiar and easy.
- Realize you don’t need that comfort. You can be in discomfort and nothing bad will happen. In fact, the best things happen when you’re in discomfort.
Now smile, breathe, and let go. “You can only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha
Can you commit to setting up a daily reminder that will have you practice these 4 steps for the next 30 days?