“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”
The most satisfied people don’t necessarily lead better lives than anyone else.
In fact, most of them are remarkably ordinary people with very modest lifestyles. Happy people aren’t always rich, they don’t have perfect relationships and friendships, or even perfect health. They all have their own unique shortcomings, their own family issues, and the same amount of problems that anyone else does. However, satisfied people do all seem to have one thing in common:
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Mothers talk about sleep the way someone who is starving talks about food. Fatigue can overshadow your life, making everything seem like too much trouble.
― Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
We’ve all been there.
There are times that we maintain a balanced, sufficient sleep schedule and still end up exhausted. Our bodies are complex mechanisms that can be quite finicky at times. It’s a frustrating feeling, not being able to get the energy you need despite a full night of rest.
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“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” ― Albert Einstein
The idea that the left-side brain and right-side brain work against each other is a commonly believed misconception.
We all have dominant strengths: some of us are naturally good at mathematics or talented at art from a young age. We all possess unique combinations of skills and qualities that differ wildly, and cannot be simply contained within “he’s just a math guy,” or “she’s a painter.”
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“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ― Michel de Montaigne
We spend most of our days in constant contact with other people.
Technology has made us available to others at all times, so even our “alone time” is interrupted by communication from friends and family. While maintaining strong bonds with others is important for our physical and emotional health, there is also something to be gained from the ability to sit alone from time to time.
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One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” ― Frank Smith
Learning a foreign language can seem like an intimidating task.
However, the process of learning a language is just as enriching as mastering one. Studying a language not only gets you closer to being bilingual, but has life changing benefits you might not expect. Culture is deeply embedded into language, and by exploring that, you are exposing yourself to having a more enlightened, diversified worldview.
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“I am suddenly consumed by nostalgia for the little girl who was me, who loved the fields and believed in God, who spent winter days home sick from school reading Nancy Drew and sucking menthol cough drops, who could keep a secret.” — Audrey Niffenegger
We all share a strange relationship with memory.
Bits and pieces of the past tend to float to the surface when we least expect it. Sometimes, they are unwanted reminders. Upon recognition, we immediately push those memories down again, locking the door behind them, wiping away the trace of dust left behind on our hands.
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Your brain is like any other muscle in your body- you have to actively use it in order for it to stay strong. There are lots of fun ways to stretch your mental muscles that won’t feel like work and that may help prevent Alzheimer’s.
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