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Five Minutes to a Better Mood (42 sec read)

Change Your Life in Seconds: Vol. 2, No. 15

Hey, I’m Sim, and this is my Change Your Life in Seconds newsletter. Every week, striking reflections that take seconds to read but will help you change perspective on life.

7 Thought-Provoking Reflections

42 seconds to read, week-long meditations.

7. Nurture a healthy curiosity towards your own failures. tweet now
6. Personal practice that I often fail: Thinking longer about what a person said before replying. tweet now
5. Value other people’s work and efforts regardless of how you judge them. tweet now

4. No worries: Some may look more organized, but no one really knows where they are going. tweet now
3. Not taking things personally empowers you to take control of your progress. tweet now
2. Education is an endless process. When you stop learning, you stop living. tweet now
1. Fun increases when you start paying attention to what makes you happier. tweet now

Principles and Takeaways

A few more seconds, deeper reflections.

Take a few more seconds to think before you act. It may seem like a small thing, but it can have an enormous impact on your life. The next time you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with worry or frustration, stop for just five minutes and do something that brings you joy.

It could be as simple as making some tea, taking a walk, listening to your favorite music, or playing with a pet. What’s something you enjoy for no reason at all?

Remember, the goal is not to escape your problems but rather to shift your focus and give yourself a much-needed break from the negative thoughts that can so easily take over.

What is the simplest way to change your focus when you are overwhelmed with worry or frustration?

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