Thursday, January 29, 2009

Eliminating stress by eliminating choices

Brad Stone, reporting for The New York Times:

Two people who are familiar with Mr. Jobs’s current medical treatment said he was not suffering from a recurrence of cancer, but a condition that was preventing his body from absorbing food. Doctors have also advised him to cut down on stress, which may be making the problem worse, these people said.

I've decided that one way I would eliminate some stress in my life would to start wearing (mostly) the same thing.

Einstein did it. Steve Jobs does it.

I need to get myself back into a routine. I used to have a good routine before my mess with Bidzirk started three years ago.

Steve's Outfit DOT COM

Albert Einstein wore the same thing everyday when he taught at Princeton; black shoes, black pants, white long sleeve shirt, black pullover sweater. He said he had "too much to think about to worry about what to wear each morning".

Catholic school students have to wear uniforms. Some sources say it's out of desire for students not to be seperated by economic status, other sources say it is to control provocative or inappropriate clothing. I would argue that it might also have the affect of organization. It's a big stress reliever because no one has to worry about looking cool or hip.

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