Instead of New Year’s Resolutions, Try This - The Art Of Living Consciously

  2019 is drawing to a close. The new year is on the horizon, and many of us are thinking about what we want to do in 2020. We might think about losing weight, earning more money, saving more money, keeping our homes cleaner, climbing the ladder at work, or any other number of things.…

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How Your Spending Reflects Your Values - The Art of Living Consciously

  Here’s a phrase I hear frequently: “I can’t afford that.”   How often do you say or think this?   When I dig a little deeper, I often find that “I can’t afford that” is code for “That’s not a priority.”  “I can’t afford that” often isn’t even true. But we believe it because we haven’t…

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How to Make Decisions for a More Satisfying Life - The Art of Living Consciously

Every day we are faced with countless choices. Minute by minute we make decisions, some big some small. Many decisions seem insignificant, like what to wear, what to have for breakfast, or what time to go to bed. We may not recognize those little things as decisions. But they are decisions, nonetheless.

In order to cope with the sheer volume of decisions we face daily, we go on autopilot. This autopilot is neither “good” nor “bad”. The decisions we make while on autopilot can take us closer to or further away from the kind of life we want to live.

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How to Make the “Right” Decision - The Art of Living Consciously

When we have a decision to make, we tend to focus on making the “right” decision.

We might spend a lot of time weighing the pros and cons of each choice. Our emotions are in turmoil as we think over and over, “what if I make the wrong choice?”

After all, you don’t want to make the “wrong” choice! What if you marry the “wrong” person or choose the “wrong” career? What if you choose to live in the “wrong” place or buy the “wrong” house?

Notice that I’m using quotation marks around the words “right” and “wrong” here.

That’s because these words are only labels about our opinion about the outcome of the decision.
So what could we do instead?

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