Last Tuesday, I took advantage of the great weather and decided to go on a bike ride. While getting everything ready, I realized that I didn't have my headlight or tailight, and they were nowhere to be found! My initial reaction was some curse words and a feeling of anger and frustration at my wife, … Continue reading Bike Ride to Calm
Around 14 years ago, I defended my doctoral dissertation and acquired my Ph.D. It was a monumental milestone in my life; something I had been working toward for 10 years. Those kind of achievements are pretty spectacular, and leave you feeling very proud. Surprisingly, the feeling is only temporary. Indeed, people other than myself forgot … Continue reading What’s Next?
6:00 AM Without the use of an alarm clock, I get up within 10 minutes of 6 am each morning, take a pill to combat my hypothyroidism, and drink 20 oz. of a morning cocktail consisting of filtered water, fresh squeezed lemon juice from 1/6-1/4 of a lemon (depending on size), and a dash of … Continue reading Owning My Day
The Daily Stoic is delivered to my inbox every morning. It offers a meditation for the day grounded in the philosophy of stoicism. For 2019, I'm getting a double dose of meditations as I am also working through Ryan Holiday's book The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living. Yes, … Continue reading Annoyance Control
At the beginning of each week, I try and set my calendar as much as I can for the entire upcoming week leaving quite a bit of room for flexibility and unforeseen events that pop up. Much of my calendar is easy to put together, as a lot of my day to day activities are … Continue reading An Example of Productivity