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Focus on what you can change

I’ve been getting a bit antsy checking my YouTube stats since for the past five or so weeks I’ve been able to put out a video. So I’ve gone ahead and deleted the YouTube studio app from my phone, good riddance. I’ve decided to focus on the things I can change, which is putting out the best content I can as often as I can.

Emails was another thing that I would constantly check, that app is gone, as is Reddit, and a few other game apps as well. These things can be time sinks, and I just don’t feel good after doing them (the same actually goes for gaming in general as well, rare amongst non-Japanese in Japan, I know).

Since it’s hard to control when you stop things like this, they also come under the umbrella of things you can’t control. This means they’re not worth focusing on (well a little can be ok), and I’m just going to focus on doing what I can.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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