Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Finding surprise

Being mindful means paying attention to new things and enjoy the present moment while doing it. It is likely to be the best way to find surprises in life.

Photo by Flo Dahm at Unsplash
Photo by Flo Dahm at Unsplash

We often complain about the lack of time for the things that matter, but easily lose time with things which bring low value to our lives.

Paying attention to new things can be as simple as noticing our surroundings in the midst of boredom. Learning is not only about knowledge, but a lot more about observation.

Those who invest in training their observation skill, eventually become surprised about something odd and intriguing. Often those are the insight moments which trigger revolutions.

About Miguel Panao

I am a Professor at the University of Coimbra in Mechanical Engineering. I am also author of books in the fields of environmental ethics and Science and Religion. From the several research projects, this site is personal and dedicated to the search for the best approaches, tools, techniques to improve scientific productivity.

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