Topics: Stoicism, Longevity, Systems vs Goals, Reading, Bedtime Honey
BY HENDRIK MUSEKAMP
Photo by Gaelle Marcel
Hi all! It’s Friday. Hence, here is your weekly dose of hmx-weekly, a list of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on. Enjoy.
Going to have this book to be devoured slowly along this year: “Daily Stoic – 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living: Featuring New Translations of Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius”. Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman pulled the nuggets from the classic stoic literature, and put them into this book – making it pleasurable to read. Here’s one example:
“Be ruthless to the things that don’t matter. […] It may hurt some feelings. It may turn people off. It may take some hard work. But the more you say no to the things that don’t matter, the more you can say yes to the things that do. This will let you live and enjoy your life – the life that you want.”
LIVING LONG ENOUGH TO LIVE FOREVER
Again, I’m blown away by how much of big thinkers these guys are. Peter Diamandis and Dan Sullivan discuss what it takes to live forever in their podcast Exponential Wisdom.
INSTEAD OF RESOLUTIONS…
… create systems that make you change: “…if you want to get healthier next year, surround yourself with healthy people. If you want to make more money or grow your career, surround yourself with motivated, successful people.”
HOW TO READ MORE – A LOT MORE
This is Ryan Holiday on how to read more. He elaborates on the aspects of time, money, and purpose. No speedreading needed. Reading is work. Make time for work.
This is the goodnight cocktail I like to use when there’s been a few nights of bad sleep. A tablespoon of raw honey, a splash of cider vinegar into a cup filled up with hot water. Lime juice works, too.
“Most days I wake up feeling more tired than when I went to bed the night before, however I find that if I take up to a tablespoon [15 ml] of raw honey immediately before bed I almost always wake up feeling totally refreshed.”
That’s all I want to leave you with for today.
Have a great week!