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Achieve goals vs. Mindfulness & Self-Love: 7 resolutions to forget

How do you become more productive and achieve your goals? Some good intentions can simply be wrong if they do not fit. 7 typical intentions that you should at least reconsider.

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Goals or self-love?

Books and texts on the topic “Don't give a fuck” seem to be very trendy, self-love is “in”. This also includes simply leaving 5 straight and not chasing every seemingly desirable goal.

For it is important to separate whether one really wants to pursue these goals and those of oneself, whether the chosen goals really correspond to one's own values ​​or have only been triggered by others.

7 resolutions that you should reconsider

This thought has inspired me to this unusual list of intent, which is intended to rethink their own goals again.

1. A morning person will be:

Some time ago I interviewed the entrepreneur Eric Pateman in Vancouver. He says he's most productive when he gets up at 3 a.m. Again and again I read about people who work best in the early hours of the morning, between 5 and 6 a.m. All of this could lead you to resolve to want to get up earlier.

Tip: Do not do that if you're not a morning person and your biorhythm does not get you out of bed by 6 in the morning anyway. Why torture yourself when you become productive later in the day? Incidentally, I'm the other way round: I'm often already active on 6 clock, but it would be better to have a slightly different rhythm again.

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2. Defeat your weaknesses:

Everyone has weaknesses. Some like chocolate, the others are late. People are not perfect and that makes them adorable. Of course it is good to work on his weaknesses. But the question is, how effective is it really to spend time on a thing that you're not good at doing a little bit better?

Tip: Work on your strengths, the things that you like and that you are already good at. Because in these areas, you have the opportunity to really bring top performance.

3. To become neat:

Marie Kendo is trend, organizing, clearing out and tidying up are important topics in the current discussion. All necessary topics, without question. And yet, these tips also suggest one thing: one is unhappy when one is messy. I do not plead for sinking into chaos. But it does not do anything to make you, always tidy up the apartment, if you rather tend to disorder and then do not do it.

Tip: Hire a cleaning lady to do it for you and you'll have time for things you can do better.

4. Many new projects start:

Having ideas, being productive and creative is undoubtedly great and important. But what happens if we go too far? Quite simply: we overwhelm ourselves! Because multitasking does not exist. Being overburdened with the many options we have to choose from in everyday life has also been swift, not just because we are rubbing off between career and family planning. Excessive demands often begin on a small scale, eg because bosses and colleagues make demands on us and we are afraid to say no.

Tip: Think carefully about what your goals in life are. Do not let yourself get in the way. And then you stop baffling between external demands and your ideas, but focus on your goals.

5. Keep the control:

We live in an insecure world, afraid of job loss, globalization, terrorism or other unpredictable things. Understandable. Unfortunately, many people are responding to this personal insecurity by trying to plan and control their lives as accurately as possible. But that does not work in many cases, because as the saying goes: Forecasts go in the pants.

Tip: Letting go, living in the here and now and not trying to foresee and control all imponderables from the outset.

6. Laugh at problems:

Think positive is also a frequently heard tip. Of course, that still applies. However, this does not mean that one “positives away” one's critical mind and says yes and amen to everything. Even though positive thinking and laughter tend to make us more productive, there is no point in laughing away problems and conflicts instead of dealing with them.

Tip: Actively address conflicts and issues when improvement is possible. To be satisfied with a situation if that does not work. And learn to recognize the difference.

7. Always be in a good mood:

Even that falls under false positive thinking, but goes a little further. Our society gives us the impression that we have to go through life happily and with full energy at all times and start the many new projects mentioned under point 4 - and if we do not succeed, then we are losers and blame ourselves on the misery.

I don't know about you, but I am stressed out by the well-meaning statement “enjoy it” because I feel the constant compulsion to be in a good mood. It can also be incredibly productive to just hang around, even in a bad mood. Apart from the fact that everyone needs breaks, lows help them to enjoy the beautiful things in life more.

Tip: Everything is possible, nothing is neccesary.

Conclusion: motivate goals, but do not exaggerate

What we can find out: Goal can motivate and drive us immensely. But you can also scare off us if you do not suit us and our values.

Therefore, we should think about it carefully. In this sense: do not let stress. Certainly not by good intentions.

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3 responses to "Achieving goals vs. mindfulness & self-love: 7 resolutions that you should forget"

  1. Kurt Rosenthal says:

    Guys, don't listen to what the media, your parents, or society are saying, do your own thing.

  2. Petra Friemering says:

    Productivity and efficiency are becoming ever more important in our well-organized and fully automated working life, and people are left behind. A pity!

  3. Daniela says:

    Cool topic, cool website, you are doing a great job!

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