Sunday, November 10, 2019

Brainpickings - must read to recharge, reset, reframe

Once in a while I check some of the unread emails in my personal inbox and I am reminded to go read something, anything, on the Brain Pickings site.  This is so much better than cat videos on YouTube.  It fires up the neurons. It has a calming, reassuring effect.  It reminds me that some people still read, write and think.  It encourages me to seek out and keep up with that crowd regardless of the nonsense and chaos of the day.

Today following an email trail to the site, I ended up reading 13 Life-Learnings from 13 Years of Brain Pickings, which is full of things that resonated with me, including the following:

  • Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.
  • Build pockets of stillness into your life (ride your bike going nowhere in particular)
  • Be as religious and disciplined about your sleep as you are about your work.
  • When people tell you who they are, believe them.  When people try to tell you who you are, don't believe them.  You are the only custodian of your own integrity.
  • Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.
A little dose of Brain Pickings could be my daily therapy, like my apple a day to keep the doctor away, but for the brain.

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