Would you like to be more productive, have more energy, have less jealousy of others, have a better, more focused plan with your life?
Do you ever ask yourself: Why do I feel so tired? What’s the point? What can I do to achieve my goals? Why doesn’t the world make more sense? Why do such good things happen to bad people, while bad things happen to people like me?
Living Sanely helps you get reenergized, and refocused on a productive, ethical way to deal with money, sex, marriage, parenthood, work, your body, and 30 other issues you face every day.
A critical part of living sanely is to understand that you need to focus your energies on the things you can change, and not waste energy on things that can be ignored.
This cartoon is an illustration of that principle. If the things being thrown at you are not going to hit you, don’t waste energy on reaching out to your arms to deflect them. Just let them go by.
Focus only on the dangers that are really going to harm you.
News about world events? Mostly stress that serves no purpose. Ignore them.
Insults, real or imagined? Let them go.
Family tension? Better to focus on the positive?
It’s not because material possessions are bad, but because they’re often very good, that it’s easy to lose focus.
The real test is how long a person can maintain their values in the face of adversity.
Living for yourself is as natural as eating or breathing.
John Groom has written about a wide variety of topics for Internet sites and print publications. His essays have been published in The Washington Post, Builder Magazine, Montgomery Sentinel, Philanthropy, Export Today, and elsewhere.
In describing why he wrote this book, John writes, “I created this philosophy to answer questions that confronted me every day. My natural instinct is to think about my choices carefully, and make decisions that seem most likely to make me happy. And it’s always important to me to do the ‘right’ thing.”