The weekly Sunday Thinking newsletter is quick-hit content that aims to provide a booster shot to your thought process as you end and start your week.
I. Time, Our Most Valuable Asset
Time is either invested or spent.
Invested time — actions that compound:
- Focused Work
- Physical Activity
- Relationship Building
Spent time — actions that don’t.
Focus on investing time, not spending it.
Source: Sahil Bloom, Where It Happens
II. Lean In
- Lean into your joy.
- Lean into your truth.
- Lean into your identity.
- Lean into your intuition.
- Lean into your strengths.
- Lean into your discernment.
"I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.” ― Brené Brown
III. Monkey Mind vs. Monk Mind
The monkey mind jumps from branch to branch, gets distracted, and is easily entertained. It goes along in default, autopilot, numb mode. The monk mind stops to observe, be present, gain awareness, and is proactive, not reactive. It is constantly trying to find ways to improve, as opposed to finding ways to instantly gratify.
- Monkey Mind: Overwhelmed by multiple branches Monk Mind: Focused on the root of the issue
- Monkey Mind: Short-term gratification Monk Mind: Long-term gain
- Monkey Mind: Amplifies negatives and fears Monk Mind: Works on breaking down negatives and fears
- Monkey Mind: Controlled by anger, worry, and fear Monk Mind: Controls and engages energy wisely
- Monkey Mind: Does whatever feels good Monk Mind: Seeks self-control and mastery
- Monkey Mind: Looks for temporary fixes Monk Mind: Looks for genuine solutions
Source: Jay Shetty, Think Like A Monk
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Am I willing to look foolish today so I can learn something that will make me better tomorrow?
VII. This Week, I Will
- Ask for help.
- Protect my peace.
- Say yes to my dreams.
- Intentionally choose joy.
- Practice self-care before burnout.
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