Personal Online Journal

Friday, June 16, 2017

What is Essentialism?

A friend of mine commented on this post. I am intrigued by it.

Habits to encourage Essentialism from "ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown | ANIMATED BOOK REVIEW"
1. Journal
2. Awkward Pause for 3-4 seconds before saying yes.
3. Preserve my ability to choose
  a. Reserve time to think. 15 minute blocks to reflect
  b. Play. Re-energize my brain. Have fun.
  c. Get adequate sleep.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Judge Not and Judging

A friend recommended this talk by Dallin H. Oaks. Noting it here for later reference.

"Judge Not and Judging", Dallin H. Oaks, BYU Devotional, 1 Mar 1998

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Four Rituals that Will Make You Happy

From "New neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy", Eric Barker
May 19, 2017

1. The Most Important Question To Ask When You Feel Down: What am I grateful for?

2. Identify my emotions. Suppressing emotions doesn’t work and can backfire on you. But labeling, on the other hand, makes a big difference.

3. Make That Decision. Ever make a decision and then your brain finally feels at rest?

4. Touch People. Touching someone you love actually reduces pain.