Reading Roundup

Hey Everyone! I hope your weeks went well. I’ve started working on this plan, but waking up is definitely difficult. Any thoughts on how I can reincorporate exercise into my life? I was thinking of doing it on my days off, but its hard to do when I make lots of plans. I went to the casino with my grandfather, had breakfast with a friend, and generally had a really fast-paced week. Wouldn’t happen to have ideas for scheduling showers either? My dad’s asleep by the time I get home and I don’t want to wake him. Anyway, here’s the roundup:

Maggie shared a delightful metaphor about inflation. She’s totally right on all accounts and it was a really nice change of pace for me with all the moving I’ve been doing lately.

Anthony had a similar post on sourdough bread, but more generalized for any journey you’re involved with. I’m really impressed by his new hobby. I certainly wouldn’t have the patience for it, but maybe that also says something about my mindset in life?

This article was on and went over how complaining, really any behavior, becomes more and more hardwired into your brain with practice. (Isn’t this how habits form?) This is part of the reason addictions and negative thinking can be so hard to work with and why some people pick entire themes for the year. I’ve focused on positive thinking and honesty before and it’s really helped me quite a bit across the board.

The Huffington Post shared this video by Jay Shetty about defining happiness. I love these kinds of videos and frequently look them up on YouTube. They’re very inspirational.

Leo explained why it’s so hard for us to get rid of the things we don’t need. This article was very helpful for me because I planned to complete this declutter challenge, but haven’t been able to because I have so many attachments to things. For instance, I made an electrical truck in middle school with the help of my dad and haven’t gotten rid of it because I think it would upset him and change our relationship, which is quite irrational. Maybe I’ll do it soon, but we’ll see. I do want to accomplish it by the end of the summer.

How did you grow this week?


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