Daily Dose for the Mind

Do memories cause you pain? Practice being in the present moment. Turn your attention to the here and now. Notice that your thoughts subside when you focus on the present. As your thoughts quiet, so, too, the memories. Because memories are, in essence, thoughts. When you leave work for the day, if you find yourself asking, “Do I have to live my whole life like this?”

Then try the following:

Wake up a little earlier the next morning, and sit in silence, as if in meditation. Breathe in deeply and slowly, and ask yourself how your work is helping others, regardless of how insignificantly or indirectly. As you focus more on others, you can reconnect with the meaning and purpose of your work.

Excerpt From: Haemin Sunim. β€œThe Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World”.

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  1. DiosRaw says:

    A beautifully articulated post.

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post Amber.

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  2. I have some not good memories of my hostel life in the school.

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    1. GS says:

      Consider all experiences in your life as a means to grow.

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      1. You are right. It helps.

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      2. GS says:

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Have a great day!! xoxox πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸŽπŸŒΉ

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      2. GS says:

        πŸ’™

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  3. Thank you for sharing and spreading the message.

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Glad you liked the post

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  4. beautiful, the change in perspective can really help us to find meaning at work and what we do. It is not always easy though especially when you really don’t like what you are doing on a daily basis.

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    1. GS says:

      I agree. Famous psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl, who wrote the book β€œMan’s Search for Meaning,” said: β€œWhen we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” As we face fear and uncertainty in our lives and careers and adjust to a new normal, we can aim to change our outlook to find more happiness in our current work (or lack of work) situation.

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