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WILLIAM JAMES

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another."

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High School Reading Teacher. Book lover. Sharing insights to inspire discovery. "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." – Joseph Addison

In a world overwhelmed by the desire to do and have everything, we often find ourselves cluttered with unnecessary tasks and possessions. Essentialism, a liberating philosophy, teaches us that focusing on what truly matters can lead to greater happiness and productivity. By identifying and prioritizing the essential elements of our lives, we can cut out the rest and perform our most vital tasks to the highest standards.

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“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

WILLIAM JAMES

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