July 9, 2024: Boost Your Life: Ultimate Guide on How to Be More Present

“A life without a cause is a life without effect.”

― Paulo Coelho

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We hand-picked 3 good articles for you to highlight this week. Hope they'll help you get new ideas and perspectives. (You can read this online!)

📚 3 Good Articles for You

5 Ancient Ideas That Can Help You Flourish Today
by Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. (5 mins)

  • Timeless Stoic Wisdom: Ancient Stoic philosophy offers valuable insights for modern well-being, emphasizing virtue, response to events, and simple, effective practices.
  • Practical Techniques: Key Stoic practices include negative visualization for gratitude, framing for reducing negative emotions, "last time" meditation for life appreciation, becoming a connoisseur for deeper enjoyment, and bedtime reflection for self-awareness.
  • William Irvine’s Insights: Philosopher William Irvine underscores the relevance of Stoic techniques today, advocating for a conscious "philosophy for living" to enhance well-being and avoid "mis-living."

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Boost Your Life: Ultimate Guide on How to Be More Present
by Leon Ho (10 mins)

  • Importance of Presence: Emphasizes the need to be present in a fast-paced world, highlighting the benefits of emotional well-being, improved focus, productivity, and stronger relationships.
  • Benefits of Being Present: Reduces stress and anxiety, boosts focus and productivity, and enhances relationships through active listening and empathy.
  • Practical Tips: Offers 100 strategies, including body awareness, engaging senses, mindfulness practices, simplifying the environment, and mindful use of technology to cultivate a present-focused mindset.

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Referent Power: The Ultimate Form of Influence
by Nir Eyal (7 mins)

  • Observational Learning: Children learn behaviors such as sharing, aggression, cooperation, and delayed gratification by observing and modeling adults, as described by American psychologist Albert Bandura.
  • Role Modeling: By acting as indistractable role models, parents can naturally encourage healthy behaviors in their children without overcontrolling them or inciting psychological resistance.
  • Influence over Control: The goal of using referent power is to create an environment that fosters positive behaviors through influence rather than control, respecting children’s autonomy and encouraging self-regulation.

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Kei and Kazuki


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