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These articles are a nice pivot from a current state I’ve heard people repeatedly talk about (and me say myself): Time is speeding up, they are so busy. How many times have you heard yourself or people around you say this?

Instead of the usual ‘how are you?’ ‘I’m good’ response, good has been replaced by busy.

Perhaps how to win at life and reduce stress are one and the same?

I think it’s good to be busy, perhaps I’m busier than most, but that’s just my upbringing and general nature. I think it swings into the negative if it becomes a distraction from slowing down and enjoying the simpler things in life. I’m happiest when it feels like time has slowed down and my thoughts are quiet and completely open to what might happen. I’ve learned, despite my busy nature, that building in times of quiet moments (for me it’s gardening or listening to music) increases my overall happiness factor.

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Here are the articles, enjoy!

The Guardian: This column will change your life: posteriorities

James Clear: Warren Buffet’s ‘2 list’ strategy: How to maximize your focus and master your priorities

Wait But Why: A Religion for the Nonreligious

James Clear: The Theory of Cumulative Stress: How to recover when stress builds up

The Guardian: The neuroprotective lifestyle

And one powerful little book: The Book by Alan W Watts