YouTube Playlist of Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.net

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The video I’m writing about is a playlist of Leo Babauta who maintains the extremely popular ZenHabits.net blog.  I’ve been reading the blog the blog for a few years and he really offers actionable steps which are life changing.  Unfortunately, this blog doesn’t allow me to post videos, but there is a link below if it doesn’t come through.

To give you an example, about a year ago I read a post which was meant to help his readers to take action by performing simple tasks.  Here’s what he said,

If you have a lot of dirty socks on the floor, you don’t have to place all the them in the hamper at once.  Just pick-up one sock.  Then the next day, pick-up another sock and do the same thing the following day until all the socks are off the floor.

I coupled that with what a therapist advised me to do.  The therapist said, “When you do something good for yourself, or when you perform a task you’ve been putting off, just sit with it for a few minutes.

Changing My Life from Within

The last post I published discussed how I am changing my life slowly.  It is those two things and a few other that are helping me change from within.  When I do some good I sit with it for a few minutes.

After a few months of practicing that advice, I stopped beating myself up as much to the point where today it is almost non-existent.  And if I begin to beat myself up, I know how to quickly change the thoughts!

Don’t forget to view the video, 9 Ways to Become More Spiritual. And please bookmark this blog now so you can finish viewing the Leo Babauta playlist.  He really is an amazing teacher.

This Year I Get Off Drugs

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I will get off drugs this year.  There a few goals I want through achieve in 2016 and if I’m going into live successfully by living my dreams, I have into create a different way of life.

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Time to Change

I can’t continue to use drugs and not work because it’s leading no where fast.  I believe I’m finally ready through change my life completely

Don’t get me wrong, I have changed in the past and I’ve enjoyed the success that comes from running my own business.  In fact, the last business I created employed two others and I was very busy.

This time I have a little help.  I have a social worker that’s been a godsend the past year and a doctor that understands my struggles with addiction and has been supportive and non-judgemental.

It’s easy to change.  What is difficult is maintaining the change until it becomes a way of life.  Not just something you’re trying out for a while.

Throughout my life I have found it isn’t hard to change.  It’s hard maintaining it because every bone in your body will cry for something it knows well and every thought will beg you to go back to the way it used to be.  We’re hard wired to resist change at every moment.

It’s going to be difficult but I’m going to change my life this year.  This is going to be my year.

Human Beings are Hardwired to be Visual Creatures

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Humans are hardwired to be visual.  It’s in our DNA and in our language.  Newspapers write of ‘visionary’ business leaders and people say, “I see” when they understand something completely. 

We respond to visual stimulus faster than when we hear or touch something and 90 percent of the information that comes to the brain arrives via our optic nerve.  In fact, visual data is processed 60,000 times faster than what our brain receives in text form. 

It’s nothing new, and it’s something we all know, but it is worth a second look if we are trying to change our lives.

You can create a new life by visualizing it on a regular basis.  I’ve had tremendous success using visualization.  I’ve healed my bleeding gums and I’ve found money on the street simply by thinking about how I wanted it.

The trick is to not stop doing the visualization until what you want is accomplished.  Perform a visualization  exercise of what you want every morning  and don’t stop until it manifests in your life.

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The 4th Agreement is to Always Do Your Best

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I’ve written about the Four Agreements on this blog in the past.  You can read the Second Agreement here.  This post focuses on the Fourth Agreement which is, “Always do your best.”  I try to follow this agreement every day and I have to say, it does make a difference.

When you always do the best you can, you’ll also change your thoughts which is important to creating lasting change in your life.  Doing your best on every task doesn’t leave room for that little voice in your head to ridicule you or say you’re not good at whatever it is you’re attempting to accomplish.

In fact, as you practice living the four agreements, your life will dramatically change. The hardest part is getting started.  In the beginning these new habits will be challenging and you will lapse countless times.  Don’t put yourself down.  Use self-compassion to treat yourself well.

Always Do Your Best – the Four Agreements

Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

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Change Your Life by Changing a Daily Activity

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Mike Murdock said, ‘You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.’ Just make one small change.  Take something you do every day and do it differently or start to do something different.

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As an addict, goings to AA meetings should be on my schedule.  Maybe when I get out of treatment I’ll begin going to meetings again.  I could use the camaraderie and socializing.

I’m going to begin to change my socks every day too.  Changing my socks to change my life.  That’d be a great title for a speech for addicts.  You may think changing my socks every day is no big deal, but I was homeless the better part of the past decade.

Changing my socks every day is a big deal for me!  He’ll, changing my pants once a week is a big deal for me.

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Making Slow Progress on the Life Changing Front

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I am happy to announce that I am making progress in the effort to change my life.  After reading this article you may not think that I am moving slowly, but I do!

The best update I have is that I no longer use crack cocaine.  I’m sure I’m still addicted to crack, but I do not crave it anymore. I don’t even spend money on it anymore.

What I did was switch drugs.  A lot of old-time drug addicts offered that advice throughout the years, so I decided to give it a try after hearing the same thing four months ago.

Have you heard of crystal meth?

Well..that’s what I started using. It is easier on the pocketbook and I don’t crave one hit after another as I did with the cocaine.  To give you an idea of the difference I spent on both drugs I have to say I could spend $60 on crystal meth and it will last at least one day. With crack, I would smoke 100 to 200 dollars a day.

There’s more good news. I do not use crystal meth every day. I am using it three times a week at most.  I am actually scared of crystal because it changes your brain and your physical appearance. It is a monster drug and it is as addictive as crack cocaine.

I hope I know what I’m doing.  I really do I want to change my life for the better.

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I’ve been home all day in a purple haze

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The title of this blog post is not misleading.  I’ve been home all day in a purple haze.  I’m not exaggerating!  I’ve been smoking weed from a pot club all day.

I feel very relaxed.  I hope I am not too incoherent or mumble incessantly.  Now you can see why I need to change my life.  I need to embrace the power within so it can give me the boost I need. One single little leg up in the energy department.

It wouldn’t be prudent of me to wait for that small boost of energy. I have to go make it happen. I and in control of this ship. Sometimes it takes a little reminder that we are the ones in control of our lives and our destiny. No one else is in charge of our lives.