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3 Habits That Will Transform Your Life (Pt. 1)

May 20, 2022

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KASPER

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Hello again gorgeous.

Someone once told me that there are 3 things a person can do that are guaranteed to change their life.

So, of course, I’ve tried them out.

And while I’m certainly not a master at any of these 3, I’ve spent a decent amount of time practicing them and, well…

It seems true. My life is certainly getting better, so I thought…

Why not share the secret with you? You want a better life too, don’t you?

Let me start with the first habit that I’ve been focusing on most recently.

Meditation.

I remember when I first heard about it.

I thought that the whole point of meditation is to get lost in some crazy cosmic vision or hallucination.

Not kidding, I was dead serious that with enough effort I could awaken some mysterious power, or open my third eye and see things invisible to others.

I know… but I was young, okay?

Sadly, I wasn’t able to produce even one hallucination.

Who knows, maybe I was doing wrong…

I gave up on meditating for quite a while until I was ready to face it with a bit more… realistic approach.

And now I’m loving it.

I’m absolutely addicted to that feeling of calmness and presence.

If you clean your mind enough and pay attention to the present moment, you experience an entirely different world.

Suddenly even a tree you’ve seen a thousand times seems fresh and new somehow.

If you ever got to a point where you can let go of your thoughts (even if for just a little while), I’m sure you can relate to that.

And if you’ve never meditation, but you’d love to try it now, here’s how to do it:

Step 1. Sit comfortably and close your eye

Step 2. Focus your attention on your breath.

Step 3. Catch yourself wondering about your breakfast, a puppy you saw last weekend, or some other completely random thing

Step 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you can no longer stand your monkey mind

Step 5. Try again the next day

That’s it.

I like to think of meditation as a cardio workout for the mind. You might not feel the results after a single session, but eventually, it gets easier and easier.

And before you know it, you can run marathons and live your life with calmness and confidence.

Sounds nice, don’t you think?

Until next,

Kasper

P.S. For some weird reason, I always remember my dreams if I meditate before bed.

If you’re trying to journalize your dreams, definitely try that trick.

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