Wednesday Updates

Quick hits from the last week:

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It's not hard, so stop saying that it is. An interesting point here, and certainly one that I agree with. Let's be honest, everything is hard, so really nothing is. And the reality is that it's hard until you start and actually do it. So just do it and figure it out along the way. Experience makes things easier, it's hard for everyone when they're starting out.

Journaling - it's the new transcendental meditation. Been hearing more and more about the benefits of journaling. While I don't think it's wrong, it's probably a little trendy right now - just like how taking cold baths were for a while (and bullet-proof coffee). Stop looking at what other people are doing (it's an excuse), just find what works for you and do it.

Seneca on tranquillity. Maybe stoicism is another trend, but it certainly helps me, and I always recommend that people at least look into it a little. If it does help, I made one person less angry/aggressive/upset/overly emotional all the time.

Empathy - use carefully. Not used enough, but be careful how you use it.

Making meetings suck less. It's hard but worth it. Another good read for just about everybody.