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10 Distractions We Often Avoid

Often we find ourselves distracted by the obvious noises that surround us, these can be our cell phone, computer, social media accounts etc. The obvious noises in our life also may incluse barking dogs, loud neighbors, slow clerks waiting on us as well as an endless list of annoyances.

But if we look deeply into ourselves one question keeps popping up. "Why does this distract me"? And when we attempt to answer this question we often find our annoyances have little or nothing to do with the external noise blaring in our face. When we dig deep we'll most often find the distractions in our life our generated within ourselves.

Source: https://mindfulnesscreates.com/10-distractions-we-often-avoid/

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The Slippery Slope of Distraction

The Slippery Slope of Distraction
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10 Stops Along The Roaf Of Distaction

10 Stops Along The Roaf Of Distaction

The obvious distraction such as a barking dog, a honking horn or a neighbor yelling at the poor delivery person may not be the cause of our annoyance at all. There's a good chance that the cause of our annoyance is within us and had been for a very long time.

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Chasing Perfection

Chasing Perfection

When ever I think about perfection I'm reminded of the old catch phrase "Pie In The Sky." It's an old saying I heard growing up and it means simply, an impossible, unlikely, or fanciful idea or plan..

Anytime we set ourselves with an aim to accomplish impossible things located in an imaginary future we set ourselves up for failure and disappointment.

The practice of mindfulness teaches us to let go of perfections and goals and instead asks us to pour everything we have and everything we are into each moment. Mindfulness allows us to stop grasping at the future and instead be on fire right Here, Right Now... Believe me is we practice mindfulness the past and future we used to best ourselves up with will disappear.

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Yesterday's Sorrow

Yesterday's Sorrow

When we hold onto the imagined memories of our past we cease to hold on to reality.

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Waiting For The Weekend

Waiting For The Weekend

Just like the past the future also is not based in reality, it's based in wishes, dreams and hopes. Waiting for things to change in the future is not only foolish it can prevent us from getting on with life in the present moment.

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Jonesing For Wealth

Jonesing For Wealth

Jonesing for Wealth is the disease of "IF ONLY." If only I had enough money I'd be happy, if only they knew the real me they'd love me, if only I had a big house people would find me impressive. Money, money money makes the world go round, right? It's not the money that's the problem it's the "IF ONLY."

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Need To Compare

Need To Compare

I wonder if my car if as impressive as my neighbors? How often do we compare our things to the things of others? How often do we compare our friends with the friends of others? Do you vote for someone because they look better than the other candidate? Have your dated people who compare well with who your friends date, or who famous people might date?

Think about how you compare aspects of your life with those of others.

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Accumulation of Possessions

Accumulation of Possessions

The relentless accumulation of things can easily turn into an obsession. You may think only poor people become horders but you'd be wrong. Whenever the need to have more and more takes a central role in your life it is a huge distraction to being happy.

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Craving Notoriety

Craving Notoriety

It's nice to be loved and seen, that's not the problem. It's when we crave notoriety that we become our craving, now that's worrisome.

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Chasing Happiness

Chasing Happiness

If you've ever watched a cat chase it's tail then you know how foolish it looks. Happiness is not a comodity that can be bought, it's not a possession we need to cling to. Happiness is state of being that occurs when we deal make peace with our internal distractions.

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Judging Ourself

Judging Ourself

Judging ourself is a bit like continually punishing someone or something that stepped out of line in the past. How long must we punish ourself?

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Indifference

Indifference

What can one say about indifference? Phew! Take a breath and comeback to life, rejoin the flow.

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25 Quotes About Distractions

25 Quotes About Distractions

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