Your most important investment is you. ↘
" 5. Take a few minutes and think.
Yeah, yeah, you think all day—but not really. Most of your thinking is reactive: to problems, issues, and challenges.
That’s a very different type of thinking. Thinking when you don’t have to think is much more productive.
Here’s how: Force inactivity. Turn off the radio when you drive to work. When you’re stuck in a line, don’t look for something to do—just stand there. Sit outside without a phone or book. Take a walk. Create situations where you’re stuck with only yourself.
Sure, it will feel like death for a few minutes, but then out of boredom your thoughts will start to wander and your ideas will start to flow. And you’ll realize you don’t need the company of other people all the time because you’re pretty good company yourself.
Without time to think, you can’t have ideas; your ideas are the best asset you possess. “
16th July, Monday (3:33am) Reblog ↬
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
4th July, Wednesday (4:45pm) Reblog ↬
Aren’t there enough words
flowing in your veins
to keep you going.
30th June, Saturday (4:56am) Reblog ↬
— Margaret Atwood, last lines from “The Shadow Voice” (via growing-orbits)
Ultimately, need to be immensely serious in life like i never been.
30th June, Saturday (4:54am) Reblog ↬
Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, and eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.
24th June, Sunday (5:45pm) Reblog ↬
— Walker Evans (via absea)
It was wonderful to walk down the long flight of stairs knowing that I’d had good luck working. I always worked until I had something done and I always stopped when I knew what was going to happen next. That way I could be sure of going on the next day.
26th April, Thursday (1:48am) Reblog ↬
… It will always remain a mystery
you have to go home now and live with,
sometimes with the ease of music, and sometimes in silence,
for the rest of your life.
19th April, Thursday (5:52am) Reblog ↬
— Mary Oliver, from “You Are Standing at the Edge of the Woods” (via growing-orbits)
That moment when you finish a book, look around, and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives as though you didn’t just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback.
13th April, Friday (12:43am) Reblog ↬