A contented mind is a continual feast.
Greed and material desires must be curbed to achieve lasting happiness and serenity.
Be happy with what you have.
Place greater importance on saying happy than amassing material possessions.
A zest for life is developed and carefully nurtured through thoughtful activities and pursuits.
Do you really need all of those material possessions? One can develop contentment just as one develops patience, courage and concentration
– with daily practice and sincere desire.
Remember this ancient Indian proverb: “If you conquer your mind, you conquer the world.”
Re-connect with yourself
Disconnect from social media and try and turn your attention inwards instead.
Stop comparing yourself to others, and be honest with yourself about who are you,
where are you see yourself in a few years, what your priorities are, and what your life’s purpose is.
Spend time with Nature.
Natural settings have a powerful effect on your senses which in
turn will lead to a sense of renewal, refreshment and peacefulness.
Peak performers through the ages have understood the importance of getting back to nature.
Start camping or simply taking quiet walks in the forest .
Rest by a sparkling stream.
Cultivate your own little garden which will serve as your personal oasis in the
middle of a crowded city.
By cultivating a friendship with Nature, you will quickly find more serenity,
contentment and richness in your life.
Regularly send handwritten notes to your business clients and your other relations to
strengthen the bond.
Develop a system which reminds you to send something valuable to this network
at least once every four months.
Send them postcards when you are away on vacation.
If you have to buy a few hundred postcards and spend an hour writing, don’t worry.
This is an exceptionally good investment of your time.
Another idea is to send a recent article of interest to your contacts with a handwritten
note saying that you thought this would interest them and that you continue to value their frindship.
Relationship building should always be a central focus
whether you are a CEO, a student, a salesperson or a parent.