The Dangers of Seeking More

I’ve been trapped by our culture of constant stimulation. I’m terrified of missing out, not doing enough, not keeping up.  I always feel like I should be doing more. How can we combat the bombardment of new, exciting information and entertainment that is aimed at us.


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Recommended Reading: – The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle

The Little Book of Talent is just that. A little book, less than an hours read. But that’s not to say that it’s not useful.


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Creating meaning out of routine

Routine can be harnessed for good. Using routine to help us create healthy habits can be a powerful tool. Equally though routine can dull our time on the planet and deprive us of meaning in our lives. It’s far too easy to let time slip through our fingers in the lethargy of commuting, work and sitting on the sofa eating and watching TV. Each day quietly becomes the same as the last with no identifying features.


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Defining success on your terms

Success is a word that’s often tossed around in our culture. We describe other people as successful for a variety of reasons but it’s worth keeping in mind that in order for us to be successful ourselves we need to know exactly what our definition of success is. Otherwise we’re chasing other people’s version of success without being true to ourselves. It’s well worth getting comfortable with the fact that it’s fine if our definition of success doesn’t match other people’s, or is even disliked by other people. Success is a very personal thing. My definition will likely be quite different to yours.


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Honesty and vulnerability

You may notice a slight change on the blog with this post. It’s time for me to open up. I’ve been really struggling with my mental health for the last year or so. Depression. Anxiety. Perfectionism. Anger. I’ve been inspired by some of the extremely honest content that Dallas Hartwig has written on his blog and also by my friend the Grumpy Young Bloke to talk about it in some posts on here.


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2 Mindfulness practices


Mindfulness is still a concept which I wholeheartedly agree with and aspire to but struggle to implement. I often find my mind continuing to wander during activities and find it difficult to successfully meditate purely on my breathing. So I’m currently practicing two deliberate methods of creating mindfulness through activities rather than just plain meditation.


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