Clean With Passion For Now How Many Episodes
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When we are not cleaning our homes, workplaces, and other areas of life with passion, what happens? We stop doing it! This creates more problems than solving them in the beginning.
In fact, when we don’t give something your full attention, things begin to fall apart. You will notice symptoms at first, but soon enough you won’t be able to stand it anymore.
It can turn into an epidemic if you let it.
There is a way to handle this though, and that is by practicing “The Discipline Of Essential Things.”
This concept was coined by Abraham Lincoln and he described it as having “the habit of consistently performing small acts every day with great precision and diligence.”1
"Such habits form a solid foundation upon which we can build larger dreams."2
What Is The Disciplined Life?
The disciplined life is living each day with intention and focus. You have intentions for most days, but some days you do not maintain focus. Or you may put in very little effort.
Thinking about the long term goal of your life could lead to making changes to improve your lifestyle or to prepare for bigger projects. However, staying focused on the task at hand is the key to moving forward.3
You must know how to prioritize in order to succeed.
Do not become too attached to your thoughts or feelings
Let go of past mistakes, failures, and disappointments that you made before. Don’t get so invested in them!
You must learn how to let go of things now. You will always have something you need to release, but do it with intention. Make sure your releases are purely for motivation and self-improvement.
Doing this can help you focus more on what matters in your life right now and give you some needed breathing space. This also helps keep your mental health intact.
If you are constantly holding onto negative energy, you will never feel relaxed or happy. Check out these tips for letting go of negativity.
Look at your life through the lens of the present
We get so focused on what we want to happen in our lives that we sometimes forget it is already happening!
The more you focus on having things, the less likely you are going to experience something else — true happiness.
We’re not telling you to be content with what you have, but instead look at how many good things you are experiencing right now.
You can also try focusing on what you don’t have rather than what you do. For example, when someone comes along and takes away one of your possessions, acknowledge this as a lesson to appreciate what you have.
Be intentional with your life
Let’s look at some things that are always in the live of passionate people.
They wake up every morning and make their bed. They choose to put effort into making themselves a good lunch so that they do not have to spend money on food while they work. They don’t keep all of their belongings stored away in a closet, instead they create spaces in home and workplace that help them feel organized and relaxed.
And they exercise consistently – maybe yoga or weight lifting in the mornings, then taking the bus or walking somewhere for an hour, and finally swimming or going to the gym for an hour and half.
All of these actions require more time than people who aren’t passionate about them allocate. But that time is still invested purposefully, intentionally. In fact, it’s often much needed and appreciated because of how it changes someone’s state of mind.
A few years ago I read an article called “The Best Way to Stop Being Rich Is To Become More Wealthy.” It made me think hard about my own life and what I was spending my energy on.
I started thinking about everything I spent my time on — from reading books to listening to music to talking to friends. Was any of this important? What were we investing our time in that gave us lasting happiness?
It took me a couple weeks to realize that whatever I was doing, I was doing it out of love.
Spend time doing things that make you happy
Let go of past mistakes, failures and disappointments so you can focus on looking forward. You may need to consciously work on letting go in order to feel relaxed, but it will pay off in the long run.
With all the demands in your life right now, you cannot afford to hold onto anything or anyone except those who bring up positive energy into your life.
Release someone who does not contribute to your happiness and grow more distant relationships with people who do.
Start focusing on what makes you happy and give yourself permission to enjoy these experiences!
You have never had this chance before, so why would you want to waste it? By breaking down your emotional barriers, you will find that your overall mood is much better than it was before.
Throwing out the bad pieces of trash allows your body to create new ones which are healthier and happier. Your internal system re-calibrates itself as needed, leaving you with a healthy mind and spirit.
Become familiar with depression symptoms
A major cause of stress in your life is exposure to or experience of depressive behaviors. When you notice yourself becoming more stressed out, distracted, irritable, or depressed when you wake up, go to sleep at night, or spend time with people, make an effort to identify what may be triggering these signs.
Research shows that personality traits like being systematic, organized, and practical can contribute to mental health and wellness. So try to understand why you feel the way you do and if there are ways to change how you respond to situations.
This could mean changing how you handle responsibilities at work or home, reevaluating relationships that no longer seem meaningful, and exploring different lifestyle choices (such as trying another diet or exercise regime).
It’s also important to recognize that not all experiences — especially negative ones – help us grow. Reflection is a helpful tool that allows us to connect thoughts, feelings, and actions. By thinking about what you did hours ago, you can determine whether this behavior helped you move forward in life. If it didn’t, then don’t repeat it.
If you’re able to, look into counseling or other types of therapy. Therapy has been shown to reduce symptoms of mood disorders and improve quality of life.
Fortunately, mental health conditions tend to resolve themselves over time, so waiting until you feel better before seeking treatment may save you some money in the long run.
Seek help from a mental health professional
After you have tried all other options, it is time to look into seeking help from a mental health professional. While this may not work for everyone, it can be a valuable tool in helping you restore your happiness and start living your life again.
There are many different types of professionals that can help with depression. You do not need to go through an expensive psychiatrist or therapist, however. There are some great ways to manage your symptoms while working around budget.
The first step towards recovery is recognizing that you suffer from depressive disorder and that these episodes will likely occur once in a while.
Treating your condition as soon as you notice symptoms can make a big difference. Even if you don’t feel like yourself yet, try to remain active and engaging with others. Avoid things that may make you feel even more down on yourself, but also seek out activities that make you happy.
Remind yourself that this too shall pass and that you are worthy of love and care at this present moment.
A lot of people get stuck in that rut because they don’t know what to do with their time once they have invested in something. They spend all day every day either working or watching TV, and if you add together how much money it costs to be glued to your screen, you have done more than just waste time-you've been wasting money!
By clearing your schedule to make room for things you want to enjoy, you will eventually find yourself using those hours left over to invest in other activities. Starting off slowly is the best way to achieve this - try one hour per week first to see.
There are many ways to practice mindfulness (the opposite of mindlessness). You can learn some basic principles such as practicing yoga or tai chi exercises, listening to Buddhist chants, or simply focusing on your breath for few minutes each morning.
Whatever technique works for you, the important thing is to start small and keep at it consistently. Even a minute amount of focused attention can have an effect, so even ten seconds can bring benefits.
Learn to laugh
A lot of people have a problem laughing, and it’s an important thing to know about. You don’t need to be able to burst into laughter every twenty minutes, but you should be able to do it at least twice a day.
Why? Because when you can make other people smile or chuckle, they will trust you more. Plus, a person will feel comfortable around you if you are able to show that you enjoy life.
You may not like what is happening in your life right now, but there will be another season. Keep this spirit alive by learning how to laugh.
There are many ways to learn how to start a funny conversation, read some books or watch some movies.