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Life experience: 7 wisdoms for everyday life

Many people experience a major crisis at least once in their life. That just belongs to life experience to. And it doesn't even have to be a big stroke of fate. A crisis of meaning is enough, in which one questions a lot or maybe even everything that was previously important or valuable to one: Was that all now? Is it right that I spend so much time on my job? Should that be the summary of my life? What has happened to my dreams? Such Self-discovery phases can pull like chewing gum and drain your own strength. But you don't have to ...

➠ Content: This is what awaits you

➠ Content: This is what awaits you

Gather or use life experience?

Certainly, you have to make some experiences yourself. Listening to and reading the related advice is simply not enough. In (most) other cases, however, a few life experiences and wisdom from people who have gone through similar things can be a good and helpful support as well as new, positive ones Food for thought give.

Before you go ahead and look for it: We have put together something, more precisely, seven Life experiencesthat can help you in a wide variety of situations:

  1. Practice composure with others.

    Anger can be for many reasons. For example, to express your own disappointment or to cover up fear. But how much time do you spend getting angry with other people? Have you ever considered how much energy and valuable time it takes to get angry with someone and then nothing changes? Do yourself a favor and save your energy for the really precious moments. It is certainly not easy to accept people who upset you for who they are, but you cannot change anyone anyway, only yourself and your perspective. So pay less attention to such people in the future.

  2. Make yourself emotionally independent.

    If people you trust, the boss or other people, throw hurtful things at you, it often has nothing to do with you. Many people have serious problems that they cannot solve and therefore transfer to others, for example you. The employee who is constantly gossiping about your style of clothing may protect himself in this way because he is really completely dissatisfied with his style; the boss who cannot lead his team is likely to try to do your job badly. And so on. The next time someone hurts you again, remember two things: first, you are not the only one they're doing this with, and second, it's not really about you.

  3. Appreciate beautiful moments.

    If you look back, you will see how many wonderful moments there have been in your life. How much would you like to put yourself back in one of these beautiful situations on some days? Unfortunately, most people forget about the good things in life and think of the negative things first, which gain weight. Try to live more in the here and now and be more aware of the beautiful moments. By the way, the psychological principle behind it is called mindfulness - and can be practiced.

  4. Take your personal time.

    Successful people often have these things in common: perseverance and commitment. While many spend time in front of the television, these people sit on their idea until late in the evening in order to get a little closer to their dream. But that takes time, which nobody will give you. You have to take it very consciously and demand it.

  5. Learn from small crises.

    In theory, it wouldn't be so bad to make a “what I learned from it” list after each defeat. Because if you take the time and effort or take the time to review the bad times (but also the good ones), you not only get to know yourself better - you learn as a whole. Incidentally, this self-reflection also unites all successful people. There is the following pretty anecdote from Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of the light bulb and dozens of other innovations Edison Principle is mentioned: When his laboratory was on fire and the work was destroyed by fire for many decades, he simply said: “We are finally rid of the old stuff.” This is what true future prospects look like.

  6. Take action.

    Postponing unpleasant things - the so-called procrastinating - is probably known to everyone. Some do it because they need the kick of the tight deadline, others because they hope that the problems might still be resolved by themselves. But they rarely do. And such people are rarely happy either. Because you become a victim of circumstances. Take things into your own hands, take action - and if there is something to change, change it: consciously and confidently. This takes the load off your shoulders, moves you forward, and proves that you can do more than you think.

  7. Take care of your health.

    As important as work, your own career and many other personal goals may be, never forget your health. Without a healthy body, it is difficult to move forward - if at all. Anyone who has ever experienced a severe cut in their life due to an illness knows how much we depend on our vitality, although we usually take it as naturally in everyday life as we breathe. But it is not. Our body is not a machine. It is important to be considerate of yourself, no matter how much the work is on your neck. Find a healthy balance between tension and relaxation.

Infographic: Life Experiences That Should Be Habits

Three aphorisms that life teaches you

  • You can make any mistake twice, but the second time it's no longer a mistake, it's a decision.
  • Some wait forever for the perfect moment. It is smarter to seize the moment to make it perfect.
  • Where there's a will, there's a way; if you don't want something, reasons.

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23 September 2020Author: Jochen Mai

Jochen Mai is the founder and editor-in-chief of the career bible. The author of several books lectures at the TH Köln and is a sought-after keynote speaker, coach and consultant.

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