People in many parts of the world are urged to stay at home these days. Needless to say, it’s a challenging time to live in. We need to cope with both health and economic challenges. But I believe there is an opportunity here that you shouldn’t overlook. With less activity outside, you may have more free time. How you use your free time can make a big difference in the long-term. If you use it only for watching movies or playing games, you might not get much long-term value from it. But if you use it to upgrade yourself, you will reap the benefits.
We now live in difficult times. Schools have been closed and many people have to work from home. I’ve never experienced this in my life and I guess you haven’t either. I’m sure we will go through this, but in the meantime, we need to cope with this unique situation. A small thing I can do is offering 75% off my Purpose Mastery course. I never planned to do this, but I hope this can help you get a renewed sense of purpose in the long days ahead. You can use the course to reconnect with your deepest values and plan your next steps. You may check it out here.
I recently read an article on Yuval Harari – the author of Sapiens – in The New Yorker. I enjoyed reading Sapiens so I was curious to learn more about the author. As it turns out, there is a habit of his that I find interesting. I believe that this habit plays an important role in his creativity and productivity. It’s the habit of having time to disconnect. Here is an excerpt from the article: For more than a decade, Harari has spent several weeks each year on a silent-meditation retreat, usually in India. At home, he starts his day with an hour of meditation…
Everyone wants to live a happy life. But how can we achieve it? How can we be happy in life? Well, I believe we can find a solution by using a theory in psychology called Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. In essence, the theory states that every human being has six needs that should be fulfilled starting from the basic ones. From the bottom to the top, here are the needs:
How should we plan our lives? How should we go about it? Well, I believe there is a good principle here to remember: People tend to overestimate what can be done in one year and underestimate what can be done in ten. This statement might seem simple but it deserves further consideration. There are two things implied in the statement: