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Most of us are keen on making big life changes. But making these kinds of changes is hard. It requires a huge commitment and a lot of mental strength.
Small changes, on the other hand, are easy to make and easy to stick with. Tiny habits can pile up quickly and result in a major difference over time.
If you want to know how small changes can make a big difference, just follow us in today’s [Listening].
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Source: Zen habits
When I’m feeling down, I make a list of what’s contributing to the ______ (2 words missing):
1. Didn’t get enough sleep
2. Overwhelmed by too much to do
3. Not exercising or eating well
4. Got in an argument with someone
5. Feeling uncertainty about something
So there might be five different factors contributing to a funk. That’s a lot of things to deal with at once, and so it can be depressing to think about all the things I need to fix in order to feel better.
I can’t fix everything at once, so I just start with one step. I ______ (1 word missing) for a couple minutes.
Then I take on another step: I make a list of what I need to do. Pick a few I can do today. A few I can do tomorrow. Vow to focus on the first one on the list.
Another step: go for a walk, get my body moving.
Then another step: talk to the person I had an argument with, in a loving, compassionate way.
Suddenly, with these small steps, I’m starting to feel better.
I spend a little time with my son, playing with him, reading with him.
I ______ (3 words missing).
I eat a healthy meal.
I meditate on my uncertainty, staying with it as long as I can, with compassion and friendliness.
I go to bed early, and try to get a good night’s sleep.
I focus on one small work task at a time.
And with each step, my mood improves. One step at a time, I help myself feel better.
These are small steps, taken one at a time, with as much presence as I can muster. And they make all the difference in the world.
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