Habit expert James Clear believes small changes in human behavior have a more profound impact on habits over time than singular, large shifts. He calls for coupling a desired new behavior with a usual behavior. He warns against boredom and self-satisfaction, which, he asserts, impede the formation of new habits built on frequent repetition of […]
With the kids out of school and you work from home, establishing a routine is important. But that doesn’t mean you need to schedule activities for every minute of your kids’ day – and to do everything perfectly. Today’s summary offers some down-to-earth tips for organizing family life along with minimalist principles.
How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson is an engaging introduction to one of history’s greatest figures: Marcus Aurelius. Thus the subtitle, “The Stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius.” “This entire book is designed to help you follow Marcus in acquiring strength of mind and eventually a more profound sense of fulfillment,” Robertson […]
No concerts, sports events or shopping trips to the mall. But you don’t need to stay holed up in your home. Instead, take this opportunity to go out in nature. Taking a walk in the woods is more than a form of physical exercise. It lowers your stress level, lightens up your mood and boosts […]
That tip is visualization. I’m sure at some point, you’ve heard of visualization; it is more or less creating an image in your mind. It is using the imagination to sketch a picture, scene, or process. Emile Coue, psychologist and founder of the method of healing and self-improvement through affirmations, says “When the imagination and […]
Why do some systems bounce back from a crisis while others fail? Innovation consultant Andrew Zolli and journalist Ann Marie Healy draw examples from systems as diverse as coral reefs and international finance. They explain the nature of resilience and what factors contribute to it. This highly readable treatise for futurists, risk managers, and systems […]