Everyday Magic for the modern human
Nov 11, 2020
161 Stashed Ideas
With modern technology and resources, it is much easier to live in another country. However, there is more to consider than just packing your bags.
Each country offers a different introduction to expatriate life that should be carefully considered, such as vetting visas, health care, school tests, banking and taxes, and staying connected.
Not everyone achieves top-level success. There is far too much competition, noise and fragmentation in the world for everyone to shine through.
A lot of people are unique and highly skilled, but not everyone makes it. The key to being seen and heard in this noise is to be genuine, authentic and able to express your true self.
We are all drawn to the possibility of becoming our "best self" and work towards confidence and a great career.
Bestselling self-improvement books add credibility to this idea because they are often authored by highly successful people who assure us that we can also find the same success.
When learning, there are times in which you are focused and times in which you allow your mind to wander. Both modes are valuable to allow your brain to learn something.
Take regular breaks, meditate, think about other things, and give yourself plenty of time in both modes.
Brain dumping is an exercise where we comprehensively express and record our thoughts, ideas, or commitments from our heads onto a paper or a calendar.
Non-places refer to spaces formed with certain ends (transport, commerce, leisure).
We often stand, lean or sit in these transitory public spaces hunched over our smartphones, but we don't experience them as places. Instead of noticing the rich detail these zones often display, they become spatial and visual white noise.