It is very difficult.
It takes a lot of work to find out what is holding us back.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could get out of your way?
Get rid of our backwardness and hack your mind to be more productive, less stressed and happier?
Wouldn’t it be great if we could see the world through an objective lens instead of our own tainted glasses?
Most people do not take time to reflect on their day, to be introspective, to journal or to sit quietly. In fact a large percentage of people are actually afraid to sit or be alone with their own thoughts.
Instead they have to go to the gym and they can’t fly their friend for a beer, and they have to go back with their Facebook message pending …
You see, we fill our lives with daily work to capture time. Some of it made us and some made society. Until we get things off our “must do” list, we’re “happy.” I talk nonsense.
Some of the scattering caused by society:
-School. We all know this is not the best way to learn, but we have to go. It’s not the best way to prove we’re smart, but it works.
-Sports. If we focus on sports, the government can keep our eyes peeled. I must first admit that I know 100 times more about sports than I do about the problems in our world and I know a lot more about the world. If you don’t think this is true in the United States, look at poor countries where the government has to create a football field so that they can occupy the people while draining all the resources of the country.
-9 to 5. Is this the most productive hour of your day? Probably not. Do you really have to jam yourself into 4 lane superhighways, subways and people, like everyone else at the same time?
-Television. We can jam as much drama, sex and sensuality in a half-hour block, so that the public can suckle and we can flash their hypnotic pictures to buy things produced by the corporation.
If you’re bored right now, here’s why:
The real hit.
One of the hardest things in the world is to see things as they are It’s not funny when someone challenges the whole path of your life.
But look, I’m angry too. I spent $ 160k at school, sat in a million traffic jams, loved the Green Bay Packers more than I loved myself, and stole thousands of hours of my life through television. And the billboards, the TV commercials, and the radio ads that I encountered during all these activities destroyed my subconscious!
Yes, I probably ate a hundred Big Macs in my lifetime (None in last 10 years). Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. And yes, I drink beer because I like breasts. (Or at least my little brain can process these ads haha)
Okay, let’s take a look at the things we do to confuse ourselves …
Here are some of the ones we found:
– Going to the gym. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. People go to the gym so they can put pressure on their backs and check that box for the day, not earnestly trying to achieve the results they were looking for.
Going to the gym can be like a dog chasing its tail… it gets tired, but it can’t really do anything. All people really need to do is spend time researching and analyzing what they are doing and increasing your knowledge about your health and fitness, but that is the hard part. It’s easy to get silly and talk about how harmful it is to climb stairs.
– Our relationship. I’m really hesitant to write it, because it bothers me too. I spent a lot of time with people who sucked me dry. (No pun intended) Naturally I am a happy person and most of my mental energy is spent on making others happy. I mean, I do it to make a living with our travel agency!
Think about how much time it takes to maintain your relationship with friends, family and Tinder date !! What time is it for you ?! Remember you have to fill yourself before giving to others. I had to go outside the United States to get this right… but once I did, I found out who was the most important person in my life.
– Commodities. Yes, the more things you have, the more mental energy you will need. All your possessions are classified somewhere in your brain; This is why giving up material things is one of the most powerful things you can do. Leave those old memories attached to that old sweatshirt. If you think this is nonsense, don’t do it. Your brain’s filing system has an amazing ability to store things, and whenever you look at that old sweatshirt, your brain attaches it to thousands of images from the past, you may or may not consciously remember them.
Start creating new places in your mind and clear your mental energy. But alas, most people take time for themselves to wash their cars, mow their lawns, or clean their palace-sized kitchens. If your belongings are in disarray, your mind is probably in disarray. Messy people usually have messy minds.
No one gets time for this! Time is our most precious resource… so stop confusing yourself. Yes, I got rid of my car, lawn mower responsibilities and fancy ass kitchen.
-Money. This one was a game changer for me. I recently came across that theory The biggest fear of people with a lot of money is the fear of losing money !!! That’s great. Imagine being … financially free, by the pool, and the whole time you’re worried about the stock market crashing, your pipes freezing in your ski house in Aspen, and if someone is going to sue you for a slip and fall for you kids Pool party. Holy shit, the more money you have, the more you will become a target. Get a BMW drive and a Fender-Bender? Guess who will be confused … you!
Now, I’m not saying we should all be good
A little Nest egg, but let it take as little time and mental energy as possible. Search Under30CEO to automate your personal finances and I’m sure you’ll find lots of tough advice. I’ll make fun of you in the future with a post on minimalism …
Okay, so the point of all this is to hack your internal bullshit, so what’s next …
All you have to do is start building your personal toolbox. Here are some things to do at this time:
– Meditation– Give up all nonsense. I thought I could get through a whole article without talking about meditation but I couldn’t. It had that profound effect on me.
“It takes a lot of energy to hold on to personal history,” Penny Pierce says the author Intuitive way, A book that is rocking my world right now In other words, give up all the nonsense that is not serving you!
-Journal– Just write. It’s free. Chicken scratch it. Who cares, the open stream of consciousness … make a list. What about the list of people in your life who are taking on too much mental energy? Change your number, I dare you. Here is my personal cell phone: 845-527-6405, go ahead and call me, it’s not ringing south of the border …
–Make a list of all the other things that confuse us every day. I just gave a few examples. Please do it in the comments, it will really help our community. I’ll give you 100 Costa Rican colonies.
–To read– You didn’t have to read anything about health and fitness, so you can stop running on a treadmill like a hampster এখানে here are some of my favorite books.
–Podcast– Yesterday I went for a long walk on the beach and plugged in a podcast. I am constantly on a mission to increase my level of knowledge about this stuff. My favorites: Bulletproof Radio, The Drunken Toast, The Joe Rogan Experience, The Tim Ferris Show, The James Altucher Show, Buddhist Geeks.
Remember, it is time for you to reflect, not for others to pour their ideas into your head. It’s not about reading or listening indifferently, it’s just like watching television. You should pause in your journal or think about whatever the subject.
But don’t you dare touch your iPhone or bring your laptop to bed. I will kill you This is the time for you, not for you and your 2,000 closest Facebook friends.
From the way you breathe, to anything that separates you from your daily routine that takes you away from the stress of others is a difficult time for you. My choices include: Surfing, Hiking, Workout, Yoga, Writing and Traveling.
But keep in mind- these things can be scattered too.
Sitting looking at your face does not replace time. Go check in with yourself. It hurts just like exercising. I promise.
What is the biggest distraction in your life? What are your tools to get rid of your internal filth? What do you read or hear to learn from introspective others? Please contribute to our community and leave a comment below!
Matt Wilson is the co-founder of Under30CEO and an adventurer living in Under30Experience.