|This Week's "I want to go to there": When was the last time you had enough downtime to do something completely pointless like toss paper airplanes?
Photo by Annie Spratt.
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
I read this quote in an article about money and the importance of paying attention to what you're actually spending. It applies, of course, to pretty much everything. What keeps happening that feels like fate dictating your life? Maybe you actually have some agency there.
I am desperately taken by Fares Micue's photography.
“The best way to find out if you can trust someone is to trust them.”
— Ernest Hemingway
Of course, it's also the scariest way.
This illustration by Emily Grace Freeman is called A Slow Adventure and doesn't it just make you grab your heart?
If you're feeling in a bit of a rut in terms of self-esteem, here's one easy way to feel better about yourself: learn a small, new skill. Mending clothes, baking bread, piano scales, basic first aid, changing the oil on a car--there are so many things to learn how to do!
Mastering a teensy-tiny little skill makes you feel good for doing something, gets your brain out of its meta-self-analyzing death spirals, and makes you more capable, overall. It even has a quippy name to prove itself as a wellness practice: micromastery.
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