How to improve your life and be happier 1.
You might think this sounds bullshit, however bear with me for a moment, as I’m talking from experience. You don’t have to take big steps at any time. Trying to make huge steps and stopping after two will take you nowhere. Taking small steps constantly will take you to the highest peaks. Set a goal. Break it down. Focus on the next step and go on. This is how you climb Mt. Everest.
How? I’ll list a few bigger topics which I started to do. Not all at the same time, however once I got the momentum things just followed, so I could say it was roughly a few weeks between I’ve started doing these. And I did it in this order, however that’s up to you to decide if you’re willing to go on a similar journey with me.
Organize yourself aka Getting things done
I had the getting things done (GTD) book by David Allen for a few months on the shelf when I decided, it’s time to read it. I wish I would have done it earlier, it would have saved me some from worry on how to get the dozens of projects and tasks done and how to organize them.
So what is this book about? Get things off your mind. It describes a way on how to organize your daily, weekly, monthly tasks and life goals. David estimates that it one needs about two years to fully implement GTD in her life. I think I can do better, however I have to tell you that I already had a similar system, so I just had to adapt it. I’m using GTD since two months and my life feel already a lot more organized, and I never forget anything. I might sound like someone who wants to sell the book, however I want to sell the idea.
Getting things done method
First I’ve meditated about ten years ago during my martial arts trainings, however this meditation was only a few minutes long. Later I started taking it more seriously and I was meditating twice a week with my project manager at that time at the workplace and sometimes after work too. I did once one day long meditation (25 minutes sessions, 5 minute breaks), and once three day session. It was great experience.
So a few weeks ago we decided with my partner that we will meditate properly. So we set up reminders twice a day. 7:15 and 21:30. We do meditate every day twice, for 15 minutes. I plan to make longer sessions in the future. I meditate in seiza position, however some people like lotus or half-lotus position.
Tip: buy nice pillows. App: Insight timer or any timer.