A Life of Fulfillment

"A well-spent day brings happy sleep." ~Leonardo da Vinci As far as I know, da Vinci was no sleep expert. But this simple idea has far more to do with living a fulfilling life than simply how to get a good night of sleep. We all go through periods where we feel like we're just spinning our wheels, not getting anything done. This can lead to mood swings, depression, or just an overall dissatisfaction with our lives. But what does that have to do with sleep? I don't know about you, but when … [Read more...]

Think Differently – Solving Old Problems in a New Way

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. ~Albert Einstein   This is such a simple idea but the real genius of this Einstein quote is what it's saying if you read between the lines. If you're like most people, when you have problems, you follow the same old patterns of thought to solve them. But what Einstein was saying is that you need to learn how to think differently if you want to truly solve your problem. Here's an … [Read more...]

I Hope You’re Satisfied

"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do and you've done it!" ~Margaret Thatcher How wonderful it is when you can feel "supremely satisfied," as Margaret Thatcher put it. For me, every evening I assess my day to evaluate how productive I was. When I feel a bit anxious as I try to fall asleep, I know that I could have done better. If I can relax and feel content, then I know I spent … [Read more...]

Misinterpreting Problems Based on Past Experiences

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." ~Abraham Maslow This quote from Maslow is a great example of confirmation bias. Basically, what this is saying is that we interpret or misinterpret the circumstances of our lives based on our past experiences. Here's an example. Jennifer went through several bad relationships. But a new trend was developing. In the past, it took weeks for a doomed relationship to officially end. But the last two relationships … [Read more...]