Deep Work or Frequent Breaks?

After countless hours of self-improvement Youtube consumption, I can stumble upon contradictions.  I remember that personal growth is not one-size-fits-all. One such contradiction contrasts deep work with the Pomodoro technique. Deep work, as explained by Dr. Cal Newport, calls for sustained, uninterrupted blocks of time for profound productivity.  Multitasking is inefficient.  Rather than processing multiple tasks … Continue reading Deep Work or Frequent Breaks?

Quoterday – Finding Happiness Through Contentedness

Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it. -Jonathan Haidt - The Happiness Hypothesis "Nothing is miserable unless you think it so." I can see the criticism now. "Yeah, but what about people living with objectively horrific circumstances?" "It's easy to … Continue reading Quoterday – Finding Happiness Through Contentedness

The Benefits of Systems Over Goals

I gleaned many of these insights from Atomic Habits by James Clear.  It’s a short read sardine-packed with golden behavior change wisdom. As 2019 dawns, the leaf-littered ground makes way for snow, and I slowly grow more layers of clothing until I resemble a waddling Michelin man, I imagine millions of people enacting New Year's resolutions. … Continue reading The Benefits of Systems Over Goals

Happiness – A Revaluation of Values (Part Two)

In my young adult years leading up to Korea, I learned painful lessons that nonetheless provided me gratitude.  Each precipitating event slowly pushed me towards the life I am living today.   Now I flourish in a new land feeling more alive than I have ever been. However, despite my hard-fought insights in pursuit of a … Continue reading Happiness – A Revaluation of Values (Part Two)