5 Great Reasons to Stop Working and Just Read Stuff Instead

By Seamus Anthony

Well back on board after the weekend and just spent a few minutes reading some cool stuff before retiring for the day. As the hail pelts down on my little bungalow in the mountains, here’s five posts that I reckon are worth your time:

8 Great Anti-Hacks to Fundamentally Change Your Life

This is some Rebel Zen in action right here. An anti-productivity rant from Clay Collins of Project Liberation and The Growing Life that advises us to “be flaky and denounce the cult of permanence”.

Sound advice that, denouncing the delusion of immortality that is, which leads me to my next recommendation for the day:

Death and Happiness – a Paradigm Shift for the West

This is a powerful article that reminds us all not to forget that at any time now we may die. I’ll let Steve Jobs sum up my opinion on this matter:

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything β€” all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.”

The Four Secrets to a (nearly) Perfect Relationship

But for now, we are alive, and that means getting along with people, not least our significant others (you know, the ones who think that all this blogging business is a bit weird and wish you’d just come inside already and help with baby? … oh, maybe that’s just mine … ). Anyway great tips here from Rebel Zen Master extraordinaire Jonathan Mead … although tread carefully around that ‘dog tip’ guys if you know what’s good for you πŸ˜‰

If you DO use the dog tip, and it just so happens to screw up your relationship and you find yourself all alone and penniless as a result, just read this following article and remember that …

Failure is a Blessing

An excellent story and gift to the reader from Stephen Cox, a talented writer from Sydney, Australia … the ‘other’ Aussie city πŸ˜‰

As you rebuild your life and go back over what went wrong – be sure to take my advice and let it go

This is a sentiment shared by Harmony over at Golden Zen, who gives us this fine list of ways to do just that:

7 Top Tips on How to Let Go

Speaking of which, time for me to let go of the mouse and go have dinner. Enjoy!

Hi, I'm Seamus Anthony. I am an author, artist and musician from Australia. Here at Rebel Zen, I document my journey as an creative artist and human and in doing so, hopefully help you in your own progress through your life of creativity. Go get your free E-book by me: "Taming The Monkey Mind".

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  1. Thanks Seamus for your kind link love. I think there is some humor in the titles though…
    Let’s see…

    Death and Happiness
    Nearly perfect relationship
    Failure is a blessing
    and Letting Go.

    Hmmmm. Think I should pull my name off all those online dating services FAST. πŸ™‚

  2. No worries Stephen and thanks to you Lance – will be back soon with more bloggy goodness – just been working away at far to many projects all at once – same for Steve – so much for Curly’s Law πŸ˜‰

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