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#786 Stop Watching the News

#786 Stop Watching the News
The number-one thing to filter out if you want more equanimity in your life? The news! Epictetus had it right: “You become what you give your attention to… If you yourself don’t choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will.” He also said that if we wish to improve, we must be content to be clueless on extraneous matters— the chatter, the idiots, the breaking gossip and the trivia that everyone else obsesses over. Not only does the news cost us our peace of mind, but it actually prevents us from creating real change, right now. Being informed is important… watching the news in real time is not how you get there. If you’d turned off the news in the US in March, what would have missed? You’re still supposed to wear a mask, it’s still wrong to be a racist, still wrong to loot or burn, incompetent leaders are still incompetent. But if you’d spent that time productively working, what could you have accomplished? And how much less anxious would you be?
By Ryan Holiday in 10 Ways to Find Stillness in Turbulent Times

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From the archives (2017)

209/365 Simple is not clutter-free

209/365 Simple is not clutter-free
"Simplicity is not the absence of clutter, that’s a consequence of simplicity. Simplicity is somehow essentially describing the purpose and place of an object and product. The absence of clutter is just a clutter-free product. That’s not simple." - Jonathan Ive

From "Secrets of Productive People: 50 Techniques To Get Things Done: Teach Yourself"
by Mark Forster

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208/365 Against busyness

208/365 Against busyness
There is another factor which makes it difficult to keep a narrow focus. I became very aware of this when I was giving seminars and coaching individuals in time management. This factor is that many people are very protective of their workloads. It’s almost as if being overly busy is an important element of their self-image. Anyone who wants to be a productive person needs to get rid of this attitude. Our self-image should be based on the fact that we are productive, not that we are busy.

From "Secrets of Productive People: 50 Techniques To Get Things Done: Teach Yourself"
by Mark Forster

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207/365 Don't think old

207/365 Don't think old
If you were primed to think of old age, you would tend to act old, and acting old would reinforce the thought of old age.

From "Thinking, Fast and Slow"
by Daniel Kahneman

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206/365 You don't know yourself

206/365 You don't know yourself
The notion that we have limited access to the workings of our minds is difficult to accept because, naturally, it is alien to our experience, but it is true: you know far less about yourself than you feel you do.
- From "Thinking, Fast and Slow"
by Daniel Kahneman

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205/365 Intuition = Recognition

205/365 Intuition = Recognition
The situation has provided a cue; this cue has given the expert access to information stored in memory, and the information provides the answer. Intuition is nothing more and nothing less than recognition.
- From "Thinking, Fast and Slow"
by Daniel Kahneman

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