Even in adverse and unfamiliar situations establish a routine. Bounce back to helpful rituals such as remembering my daily mantra (make today count; be kind), reading the newspaper.
Journal. It helps reflect and put things in order. This creates perspective and understanding.
Never stop counting my blessings, first and foremost Continue reading “What I learned at Samos hospital”
1. Be kind.
2. Make today count.
3. Laugh from the bottom of your heart.
Scouting mnemonic quoted in the film Captain fantastic.
Ski tour to Piz Mezdi.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.”
Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr
Glass window at Proger in Bern.
Embrace mistakes and let them become your friends. Nothing else will provide as much opportunity to learn and grow.
Before going to bed, I count my blessings of the day.
Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly. Here, the New York Times offers basic tips to get you started on a path toward greater equanimity, acceptance and joy. Take a deep breath, and get ready to relax.
Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University, June 2005:
I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.
Continue reading “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”
1. Do one thing at a time
2. Know the problem
3. Learn to listen
4. Learn to ask questions
5. Distinguish sense from nonsense
6. Accept change as inevitable
7. Admit mistakes
8. Say it simple
9. Be calm
How to work better, by Peter Fischli & David Weiss