Silence helps bring us back to a place of rest and clarity – away from the noise of the world
This idea originated from Stoic philosophers. Instead of focusing on what you want to achieve, focus on what you want to avoid at all costs.
Productivity guilt is the nagging feeling that you are not creating, achieving or working hard enough.
Negative thoughts are the past trying to occupy the present and the future. These thoughts do not represent the present reality.
Conditional happiness is the shortest path to misery. I will be happy when I meet a specific outcome is not going to make you happy.
Anything that does not bring tranquillity and peace to your life is clutter.
No need to understand what perfection looks like, focus on what better looks like.
We are happiest and most effective when our minds cease to be time travellers and stay focused on the here and now.
Find consistency by focusing on what you can control and influence each day.
Success is not a cure for anxiety or depression. Sometimes it makes it worse.
Think a little less about managing your problems and a little more about managing your mindset.
Become good at not caring what irrelevant people think about you. Decide who belongs in the relevant bunch.
Wabi-sabi is the Japanese philosophy of embracing the beauty of imperfection.
Remembrance day is a day to reflect and show gratitude to all those who served to protect us.
When you build a crisis in your mind and expect everything to go wrong.
A “peaceful life” is the removal of ongoing stress.
I like Mark Manson’s definition: “The ability to see one’s own flaws and be accountable for them.”
Ask yourself what is the minimum I can do. Then, just do that.
Heroin, carbohydrates and a monthly salary.
To be steady while the world spins around you.
DAD: “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
Prayer is recognition that we can’t figure out this thing called life, on our own.
It is not realistic to enjoy every part of your day. Just enjoy the small moments.
A good starting point is to stop worrying about what other people think about you.
Day-in-and-day-out joy is something that many of us never truly find. The best life you can build is to regularly appreciate what you have.
It’s not about how much you do each day, but rather how you reduce the unessential very day. Less is more.
Minimalism is less about the quantity of items you have and more about the quality of life you create.
Stop comparing your low moments with everybody’s highlight reel.
It is called fulfillment. You reach this stage when you discover who you are by supporting yourself doing work you love.