Ikigai Summary
Blog Title : Ikigai Review
Author : Hector Garcia
 
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About Author : Before talking about book “Ikigai summary “, Let’s discuss Author First : Héctor García is a citizen of Japan, where he has lived for over a decade, and of Spain, where he was born. A former software engineer, he worked at CERN in Switzerland before moving to Japan, where he developed voice recognition software and the technology needed for Silicon Valley start-ups to enter the Japanese market. He is the creator of the popular blog kirainet.com and the author of A Geek in Japan, a #1 bestseller in Japan.

Ikigai – The Book Review

According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai. Some people have found their ikigai, while others are still looking, though they carry it within them.
 
Having a clearly defined ikigai brings satisfaction, happiness, and meaning to our lives.

Ikigai Book Summary

Our ikigai is the reason we get up in the morning.

The 80 Percent Secret
One of the most common sayings in Japan is “Hara hachi bu,” which is repeated before or after eating and means something like “Fill your belly to 80 percent.”
 
The lesson to learn from this saying is that we should stop eating when we are starting to feel full.
Active mind, youthful body 
It has been shown that maintaining an active, adaptable mind is one of the key factors in staying young. Having a youthful mind also drives you toward a healthy lifestyle that will slow the aging process.
 
This is why it’s so important to give your brain a workout.
Be mindful about reducing stress
Whether or not the threats we perceive are real, stress is an easily identifiable condition that not only causes anxiety but is also highly psychosomatic, affecting everything from our digestive system to our skin.
 
One way to reach a state of mindfulness is through meditation, which helps filter the information that reaches us from the outside world.
A lot of sitting will age you
We can access a more active lifestyle that makes us feel better inside and out—we just have to add a few ingredients to our everyday habits:
  • Walk to work, or just go on a walk for at least twenty minutes each day.
  • lay with children or pets, or join a sports team. This not only strengthens the body but also stimulates the mind and boosts self-esteem.
  • Be conscious of your daily routine in order to detect harmful habits and replace them with more positive ones.
Antiaging attitudes 
The mind has tremendous power over the body and how quickly it ages. Most doctors agree that the secret to keeping the body young is keeping the mind active —a key element of ikigai.
 
To keep healthy and have a long life, eat just a little of everything with relish, go to bed early, get up early, and then go out for a walk.
 
If you keep moving with your fingers working, 100 years will come to you.
Better living through logotherapy: 
We don’t create the meaning of our life, —we discover it.
We each have a unique reason for being, which can be adjusted or transformed many times over the years.
Humor can help break negative cycles and reduce anxiety. 
Going with the flow
Here Author Mention the book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal — “the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it
 
Einstein Says , “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That is relativity.”
 
 What makes us enjoy doing something so much that we forget about whatever worries we might have while we do it? 
 
Having a clear objective is important in achieving flow, but we also have to know how to leave it behind when we get down to business.
Some Great Points From the Book : – 
  • Concentrating on one thing at a time may be the single most important factor in achieving flow.
  • Technology is great, if we’re in control of it. It’s not so great if it takes control of us.
  • Other studies indicate that working on several things at once lowers our productivity by at least 60 percent and our IQ by more than ten points. 
  • Train your mind to return to the present when you find yourself getting distracted.
  • Work in a space where you will not be distracted. If you can’t do this at home, go to a library.
  • The key is always having a meaningful challenge to overcome in order to maintain flow.
  • Training the mind can get us to a place of flow more quickly. Meditation is one way to exercise our mental muscles.
  • We all carry a spa with us everywhere we go. It’s just a matter of knowing how to get in—something anyone can do, with a bit of practice.
If you want to stay busy even when there’s no need to work, there has to be an ikigai on your horizon, a purpose that guides you throughout your life.
 
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