Issue #161 – Open Up
The great Maya Angelou once said, “Nothing will work unless you do,” a concept we try to apply to relationships, health, intelligence, and bringing to life our grand vision. But not all work is the same. It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that work means busyness. We dog paddle through an endless sea of To Dos even though, from past experience (read: major fails), we should know better. Last week’s newsletter titled Focus. Clarity. Now, we linked to the epiphanous book Great At Work and the concept of ‘do less, then obsess.’ Now, there’s a To Do we can get behind.
THE WHAT LIST
January 24, 2019
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
Do you pride yourself on being open-minded? Take the test.
Good news for those who just scored high on the quiz above: being open-minded is also beneficial in the bedroom.
There’s a smart show on PBS in its third season called The Open Mind, a Charlie Rose-style half-hour interview that dives deep into topics we care about. Described as “a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas across politics, media, technology, the arts, and all realms of civic life” this show will nourish your brain.
Long before we had two nickels to rub together, we understood that expanding our worldview was linked to expanding our horizons. And though it was a stretch to afford the time off or the dough to do it, exploring the world beyond our backyard transformed us in profound ways. Here are Five Reasons Travel Is Good for your Mental Health and if you’re looking for bucket list inspiration Private XO is a travel site that will help you “discover a world away from the ordinary.”