If you have heard of Dalai Lama, you are most likely aware of the peaceful life he leads; the Tibetan spiritual leader observes some strict principles. There are some handbooks published by Dalai Lama where he imparts deep thoughts and simple ways of living a more rewarding life.
FeedFond has compiled 15 bad habits and how to get rid of them to achieve a more peaceful life. Read on!
Contents & Quick Navigation
- #15 Realistic Expectations for Others
- #14 Don’t Jump to Assign Blame
- #13 Don’t Be a People-Pleaser
- #12 Don’t Exaggerate
- #11 Don’t Be a Perfectionist
- #10 Don’t Procrastinate with Bills
- #9 Focus on Things You Love Doing
- #8 Aim to Be Clutter-Free
- #7 Don’t Neglect your Health
- #6 Don’t Break Your Promises
- #5 Let Go of Toxic People
- #4 Forgive
- #3 A Time for Everything
- #2 Tackle Adverse Situations
- #1 Go With the Flow
#15 Realistic Expectations for Others
Although you have a best friend you know will have your back if you’re ever in need, don’t expect too much from others all the time. Learn to take control of your own life without looking around for someone to depend on.
#14 Don’t Jump to Assign Blame
When things go wrong, don’t try to pin it on someone else. Look at yourself first—try to figure out what you could have done better.
#13 Don’t Be a People-Pleaser
Learn to say “no” when you think it is appropriate. Don’t try to be a people pleaser, always feeling pressured to say “yes”; don’t let yourself be short-changed.
#12 Don’t Exaggerate
Take a look at things the way they are—be realistic Don’t blow things out of proportion and give a wrong impression. Nobody will thank you for it. And people certainly won’t believe you the next time onwards.
#11 Don’t Be a Perfectionist
Life has bumps and forks in the road, with all its little flaws—so do we and the things we do. Learn to overlook the small things that don’t affect the outcome. Don’t get bogged down so easily; keep looking forward.
#10 Don’t Procrastinate with Bills
This will only add to the discomfort. Get it over with, paying your bills first; you’ll find yourself at peace with the world and yourself.
#9 Focus on Things You Love Doing
While sometimes we luck out, we can’t always have a profession we love. The best thing to do is to pick the parts of your work you enjoy and delegate the rest to others, as you’re able and as is appropriate.
#8 Aim to Be Clutter-Free
If you want to have peace, reduce the clutter in your home—in your closet, your drawers… anywhere! Let go of things that are no longer useful.
#7 Don’t Neglect your Health
Health is wealth—this adage is true. You won’t be able to enjoy all that you love in life if you don’t have good health, to begin with. Eat nutritious food and exercise regularly to keep diseases at bay.
#6 Don’t Break Your Promises
Commit to a promise only if you mean to keep it. Don’t go around making random promises with no intention of honoring them—this will only hurt you and your reputation in the end.
#5 Let Go of Toxic People
Toxic people can be negative about your promotion or your new house, when it’s hot or when it’s cold, or when they’re sick or healthy and the list goes on. If you find yourself with companions who always put you down, it’s time to search for a better company. Seek out positive people who make you feel good about yourself.
Forgiveness frees your mind of negative energy and replaces it with peace. Learn to forgive others and move on.
#3 A Time for Everything
Divide your time between work and recreation. Remember: all work and no play make Jack a dull boy. So, have a routine in place for both.
#2 Tackle Adverse Situations
Learn to take the good with the bad. Face any misfortune or any negative situations head-on; don’t let things fester. Sit and think things through, be calm and try to figure out a solution. Look around and you’ll find your answer.
#1 Go With the Flow
Let life move at its own pace. Accept what life gives you and learn to go with the flow. Just take a deep breath and relax.
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