Why being busy is overrated and what to do about it

“Love of bustle is not industry, it is only the restlessness of a hunted mind.” – Seneca “Being busy is a form of laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.” -Tim Ferriss There are plenty of times when being busy … Continue reading “Why being busy is overrated and what to do about it”

Why caring for others is one of the best things you can do for yourself

“No one can live happily who has regard to himself alone and transforms everything into a question of his own utility; you must live for your neighbor if you would live for yourself” -Seneca Selfishness is a poison. All things … Continue reading “Why caring for others is one of the best things you can do for yourself”

Why spending time alone may be the most important thing you do today

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” ― Blaise Pascal How well can you spend time with yourself? Not just being by yourself while watching TV or doing other tasks. I mean, … Continue reading “Why spending time alone may be the most important thing you do today”

How to make your morning journal exponentially more effective

Like many fans of stoicism, I journal in the morning and the evening. Lately, I have been using the Stoa morning and evening routines to help guide this. These guides make sure I hit every point that I need to … Continue reading “How to make your morning journal exponentially more effective”

Why Writing is the Most Important Thing You’ll do Today

“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.” – David McCullough I came to an important realization when I started writing every day. I didn’t know what I thought. I assumed I knew. … Continue reading “Why Writing is the Most Important Thing You’ll do Today”

2020 and why you need to start meditating more than ever

“The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.” ― Seneca 2020 has already been quite a year, and we’re only halfway through, and it’s tempting to worry about all the things that haven’t happened yet this year. This … Continue reading “2020 and why you need to start meditating more than ever”