"If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time." ~Edith Wharton
While reading this thoughtful article from Lifehacks, I was reminded of how much pride we take in our daily to-do lists and particularly, the emphasis our culture puts on productivity. Busy and efficient people we are, but would we be happier if we made a habit of practicing the not-to-do list more regularly? Everyone has some kind of idea about how to find bliss and happiness -- 5 tips, 10 tips, and so on (I'm guilty of this!) -- it makes you wonder if all the positive, happy speak has an unintended consequence and is leaving us feeling defeated and in a place of despair. Is the struggle to be happy bringing us all down? If any of this resonates for you, then perhaps you may find some wisdom in this "working backwards" approach. The post suggests thatRead More
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