Psychologist and author Gay Hendricks, who first introduced this theory, describes an “inner thermostat setting” that determines the amount of good feelings we allow ourselves to enjoy. If we experience an increased level of joy, success or abundance, we approach our upper limit and subconsciously invite in negative thoughts to bring us back down into the level of happiness with which we are most comfortable.
…one, two, or three glasses of wine after a rough day. Or we swear off parties to stay home instead. As a card-carrying introvert and highly sensitive person, I’m the first to celebrate the glory of downtime. But skipping social gatherings can slip into isolation and seclusion if you’re not careful.
…uxuries, but it’s better defined as self-management activities designed to enhance your well-being. Self-care is any habit, practice, or action that is under your control, deliberate, and self-initiated. In the 1980s, the World Health Organization first described self-care as “the activities individual…
He is known to modern society for his Socratic method, which is essentially just a process of asking “Why?” over and over again until you have broken the argument down to its core. In a way, this simple method helps us get to the core promise made by philosophy.
…rtfolio. All investing carries risks. But a simple 50/50 strategy that works over time is to invest 50% in a lower-risk debt mutual funds that beat your bank’s fixed deposit rates, and the remaining 50% in equity funds that offer a higher return but are more volatile (higher ups and higher downs).
…oon after I started in that sales position I found a mentor who could work the phones like a champ. Steve had a mental list of five attributes a prospect had to have for them to be a “yes” for our product. From those attributes he created five simple questions, and smoothly wove them into his pitch. If the person he was speaking to said “no” to just one of these, he would politely get off the phone as quickly as he could and move on to the next number on the list. He trusted that our product had significant value for the right type of prospect, and knew that if the person on the phone wasn’t a match, every second he spent trying to convince them was a waste of his time and theirs.
“I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 A.M.of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends.” ― Joan Didion
The rebel finds wholeness and perfection in both the struggles AND delights of being a divine human. The rebel enjoys and accepts the full spectrum of emotion and finds happiness that she’s alive one more moment to experience the depth of them.
Same thing when your daughter throws her cupcake on the ground in a bratty-ass fit of demonic manipulation and rage. The logical mind is like, “Bro… Dad… You need to teach that kid a lesson and spank her little ASS like YOUR dad woulda done to you.” (For some reason, my logical mind/ego is a bro — sorry.)