“3 Minutes To Live 1% Happier”

Reality: A Little Is A Lot

2023.10.15 | #32

Happy Reality Day! Here is your weekly dose of reality to help you live 1% happier↓

1 Insight From Me

As of today, I have meditated continuously for 1,383 days, which is 3 years and 9 months.

Did I really never miss one single day?

In fact, there were about 4 days when I was lying on the bed after 12 o’clock in the evening, and suddenly remembered that I forgot to meditate.

If you are in bed later than usual plus very sleepy. What would you do?

Habits have a very important characteristic: there is no obvious improvement if you persist for one more day, but there is great harm if you interrupt for one day.

The reason is that all living creatures pursue the lowest energy state by default, because energy is very precious. The same goes for us human beings, we sit instead of stand, lie down instead of sit, watch TV instead of read.

What does this mean?

It means that those bad days are often the most important ones.

Days when you are not motivated or close to miss, is precisely days when you need to show up. Even if you usually do 50 push-ups, but today you only do 5, the meaning of this 5 is far greater than the usual 50.

As long as it’s not 0, it’s a win.

Those four times when I was lying in bed after 12 o’clock at night and remembered that I had forgotten to meditate? I did a body scan and took 50 deep breaths instead of meditating.

Then I could go to bed with peace of mind.

1 Insight From Others

Missing twice is the start of a new habit. 

― James Clear

1 Small Step To Take

“Just a little”

What habits are you practicing lately?

If you have a bad day or about to miss one, remember to remind yourself: 5 is bigger than 50.

Then do just a little practice. But don’t let this day pass with a 0.

PS: What does “mentally strong” mean?

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Until next week,

Ted Wild

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