A guide to practical contentment
April 15, 2013 by
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I’ve written before about the problem with focusing too much on happiness at the expense of our ability to feel sad. Leo Babauta over at zenhabits.net writes about how contentment is more important than happiness. He provides reasons why we should focus on contentment, such as “happiness can go up or down each day (or moment), but contentment is something more stable.”

As a part of contentment, he talks about acceptance rather than fixing what’s wrong with you:

“if you start in this place of fixing what’s wrong with you, you keep looking for what else is wrong with you, what else you need to improve.

To become more content, he offers the following advice:

  1. Build self-trust
  2. Notice your ideals
  3. Let go of the ideals

For the full article, click below.

A guide to practical contentment

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