I am sitting on the couch in our little apartment listening to this beautiful album by the band Hammock, drinking some freshly roasted coffee while my wife takes a little nap. And I am thinking about how important moments like these are to me. It is like I feed on them. These few moments of peace are what help me get through the day. 

I am learning a lot recently about how important it is to know yourself well. I am finding that as I become more aware how I react to certain things, the more I am able to structure my life in a way that is beneficial and healthy. 

Rest, I have learned is hugely important to me. Without moments of quiet I become worn out, frustrated, grumpy, and unproductive. To be a good husband, a creative person, and a productive worker I need to put time in my day to rest and be quiet.  

Do you have things like this? Are there things your personality just "needs" to live fully?

Husband. Dad. Explorer. Gentleman.