Think Like a Monk – Jay Shetty Book Summary

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Think Like a Monk – Jay Shetty

Spiritual teachings in simple words

Be honest about what your intention is. The worst thing you can do is pretend to yourself that you’re acting out of service when all you want is material success

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Know Your Space and Time

Location Has Energy: Set a specific location for each specific task. When you perform a task in a specific place, you will feel a kind of energy that will drive you to complete that task.

Time Has Memory: Every time you do a specific task at a specific time – it gets automated.

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Improve Your Morning Routine

You can follow these simple rules to improve your morning routine – 

  • Don’t look at your phone in the first 2 hours of your day.
  • Plan Your Next Day the Night Before: Make simple decisions today about tomorrow and plan the day beforehand.


Integrate TIME Into Your Life:

  • T stands for Thankfulness (for what are you grateful today?),
  • I stands for Insight (Learn or Grow – Read books, listen to podcasts),
  • M stands for Meditation( at least 2 minutes each day) and
  • E stands for Exercise (only for 15 minutes).

Living intentionally means stepping back from external goals, letting go of outward definitions of success, and looking within.

Feeding Your Mind with Positivity

Our minds influence our values. We are not our minds, but our mind is a vehicle for deciding what is important to us. 

Your mind is fed by the movies you watch, the music you hear, the books you read, the TV shows you binge, and the people you follow online and offline. The more you are absorbed by negative sources, including troubling news and gossip, the more your values are tainted with envy, judgment, competition, and discontent.

We seek to leave a place cleaner than we found it, people, happier than we found them; and a world better than we found it

Be Present

The heart of all challenges in relationships is figuring out what we are asking for and what we need. Most of us are asking for something from relationships that we don’t actually need. The most common thing that people want from their partner is time.

What Your Loved Ones Want

When loved ones are asking for your time they are asking for these characteristics-

  • Presence
  • Attention
  • Intimacy

They want something deeper than just spending time with them. Try to be present in the moment by avoiding digital and mental distractions. 

Ensure you are paying full attention to the other individual and what they are saying. Finally, put time aside to enjoy the company of your loved ones alone. Intimate conversations are where you can both be yourselves.

When you try to live your most authentic life, some of your relationships will be put in jeopardy. Losing them is a risk worth bearing; finding a way to keep them in your life is a challenge worth taking on

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