Friday-September-10-2021 edition of Forward Positiwe, a community newsletter by Vishnu Goyal to inspire you do more, live well, and stay happy.
📋 “Everything you see in nature has some imperfection,” Spehar said. “And a dose of imperfection is calming, like in Japanese wabi-sabi,” the aesthetic and worldview that emphasizes the acceptance of imperfection and impermanence.
💬 If even the almighty nature has imperfections, how can we expect ourself, our life, people around us, and things we do to be perfect?
🔗 Need a quick stress-reliever? Try one of these surprising science-based strategies. – By Jelena Kecmanovic – The Washington Post
📋 reframing a problem positively, have proven effective at preventing or reducing mental health problems.
💬 Next time when you’re in a problem, instead of pressing the possible negative outcomes of it and cursing the bad luck, try to think: “If there is anything I can do about it right now?” You will feel better and more in charge of the situation.
🔗 Adolescent Mental Health? There’s a ‘Vaccine’ for That – By Tamar Mendelson and Laura Clary – Scientific American
📋 “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old; they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
💬 In short, we don’t become old when we have lived for 60 or so years. But we become old the moment we stop learning new things thinking we have learned enough in life and know everything we need to know. We grow old the moment we decide that we have grown too old to start a new venture and live a new dream. And all these realizations lead us to the good news: When we will grow old is all in our mind! And so, we can choose to stay young as long as we want to. It’s year-less. No limit to it.
🔗 Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old: A Highly Judgmental, Unapologetically Honest Accounting of All the Things Our Elders Are Doing Wrong – By Steven Petrow – Next Big Idea Club
📋 We either offload the responsibility of remembering moments when we take pictures of them, or we’re so distracted by the process of taking a photo that we miss the moment altogether.
💬 “To Remember The Moment, Try Taking Fewer Photos” – This one statement says it all.
See, taking photos is not bad at all. The focus here is “fewer photos” and not “no photos at all.” The idea is we should not be that busy capturing the moment that we miss living it.
🔗 To Remember The Moment, Try Taking Fewer Photos – By Daryl Austin – NPR
📋 When I think about boundaries, I think of an experiment by organizational scholar Leslie Perlow. She went to a Fortune 500 company and she tested a quiet time policy. No interruptions three mornings a week before noon. On average, engineers spiked in productivity. 47 percent of them were more productive than usual. But the best part is that when the company made quiet time official policy, they had 65 percent above average productivity. I don’t think there’s anything magical about Tuesday, Thursday, Friday before noon. The lesson here is that we need to treat uninterrupted blocks of time as treasures to guard.
💬 Chats. Emails. Phone calls. Video meet requests. All-day long.
Amidst so many distractions, when do you have the time to get “real” work done and what can you do about it?
You can fix a few “uninterrupted blocks of time” every day when you are not active on any communication app, have blocked all notifications, put your phone on Do Not Disturb mode, and just doing the work all by yourself, free of usual distractions. That’s when you start finding your “flow.” Or, as Adam calls it: “That feeling of being in the zone.”
I loved this whole idea of “quiet time” and “uninterrupted blocks of time.” What do you think of it?
🔗 How to stop languishing and start finding flow – By Adam Grant – TED
📋 There’s a notion that we should be able to handle things on our own rather than approach someone for help or advice. We feel like we should be able to figure things out, even if we’ve never been put in a situation before.
But going to someone familiar or reaching out to someone who was in a similar situation can give you that boost you need. Putting yourself in a strong position early on is important because it sets you up for better opportunities later. Getting help from someone to reach a destination is better than trying on your own and never reaching anywhere.
💬 Harsh but true: You can’t get ALL things done by yourself alone.
Have people in your network who know things you are dealing with better than you do right now? Just reach out.
Most of the great things we have in the world now were built by a “group of people,” a “team,” not an “individual.”
🔗 Your actions today determine where you end up 20 years later – By Melissa Chu – Ladders
Before you leave, a thought from my Scrawlbook:
We feel despair because we have felt hope earlier.
And every time passes by.
If we keep moving forward, we surely see a new ray of hope again.
We just have to make sure we do keep moving forward.
Until next time, keep living your fullest, Mate ✌️
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[P.S. You are amazing. Let no one tell you otherwise.]
Just one of the 7.9 billion here; spending most of my time playing with words, numbers, and web in pursuit of an imperfect life, raising humanity, and building one carefree world.