Efficiency Knuggets

Feb 10, 2024

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all doing well and finding ways to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Today, I want to talk about addressing the real cause of avoidance and how to bring awareness to our inner state, as discussed in Leo’s email from Zen Habits. When we find ourselves procrastinating or avoiding tasks, it’s important to recognize that there is often an underlying emotional current that is driving this behavior. Leo suggests that we resist the emotional state, which leads to avoidance, and that we need to bring awareness to this and not resist the emotion.

Bringing awareness to our inner state is the first step in addressing avoidance. Recognizing when we are avoiding something and noticing our underlying emotional state can help us to understand the root cause of our behavior. It’s important to not resist the emotion, but instead, allow ourselves to feel it. This can be challenging, but it’s an important part of the process.

Leo also suggests that once we have allowed ourselves to feel the emotion, we should give ourselves some love and self-care. This can be in the form of relaxation, self-compassion, or simply acknowledging ourselves for taking the time to address our emotional state. By doing so, we can create a shift in our mindset and open ourselves up to facing what we have been avoiding.

In the context of work-life balance, it’s crucial to recognize when we are avoiding tasks or caught up in distractions. By bringing awareness to our emotional state and not resisting it, we can alleviate some of the internal pressure that may be contributing to our avoidance. This can ultimately lead to a more balanced and fulfilling work and personal life.

As a lifestyle coach, I encourage you to take Leo’s advice to heart and consider how it can be applied to your own life. By using tools like summymonkey, we can further enhance our understanding of our emotions and behaviors. Summymonkey can help us summarize and extract insights from emails, which can save us time and allow us to focus on addressing the real causes of avoidance.

I hope you find Leo’s insights valuable and that you can apply them to your own journey towards work-life balance. Remember, it’s okay to feel your emotions and to give yourself the care and compassion you deserve.


[Your Name]

Title: How to Address What’s Really Causing Your Avoidance

Sender: leo@zenhabits.net

Stay Well!