“This idea of self-distancing is practicing ways to remind yourself that “hey, like, this isn't the whole universe, step outside of your situation and gain some perspective,” said Stulberg. “One way to do this is to put yourself in the way of beauty and experience that “Ah” moment. For some people this might mean going to a museum and spending a day without distractions, looking at art. For others, it might be listening to really profound music without distraction. And for others, myself included, it often means just spending a day unplugged in nature. There is nothing like spending a day in nature for me to help me realize what's really important and what really matters and what I want to spend my time doing.
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Brad Stulberg explores the principles of health, wellbeing, and mastery that transcend capabilities and domains. Whether you’re trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory, launch a business, craft an artistic masterpiece, or raise a family, many of the practices underlying sustainable success and wellbeing are the same and supported by scientific evidence. Brad writes about these topics in his regular column in Outside Magazine, as well as for the New York Times, Wired, New York Magazine, NPR, Forbes, and Sports Illustrated. After completing a stint in the White House with the National Economic Forum, he’s now the author of two best-selling books, with co-author Steve Magness, The Passion Paradox: A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life, and Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, And Thrive with the New Science of Success. Brad coaches executives, entrepreneurs, and athletes to develop and harness productive passion using evidence-based principles of mastery and success. You can keep up with Brad here (www.bradstulberg.com) or on twitter @BStulberg.RSS Feed
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