A Low-Effort Way to Break an Anxious Rut

What a concert pianist, a high-wire walker, and a hypnotherapist can teach you about getting unstuck

Ollivier Pourriol

Ollivier Pourriol

3 hours ago·4 min read

  1. Unthink your way to action

  2. There is no ‘why?’

Young Black man closing his eyes with a peaceful expression.

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A Better Way to Pay Attention

Try less hard


Unthink your way to action

There is no ‘why?’

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From The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard by Ollivier Pourriol, published by Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2018 by Éditions Michel Lafon. Translation copyright © 2020 by Helen Stevenson.

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