The essence of good is a certain kind of reasoned choice; just as the essence of evil is another kind. What about externals, then? They are only the raw material for our reasoned choice, which finds its own good or evil in working with them. How will it find the good? Not by marveling at the material! For if judgments about the material are straight that makes our choices good, but if those judgments are twisted, our choices turn bad.
—Epictetus, Discourses, 1.29-1-3—
Research shows that when we choose to quit pursuing unattainable goals, we're less happier, less stressed, and get sick less often. Which people are the most stressed out? Those who wouldn't quit what wasn't working.
— Eric Barker, (resource) Barking Up the Wrong Tree
Rafael Gurkovsky, Life hacks (Productivity): Second Monitor
Now this might seem irrational, but a second monitor can actually make it easier for you to work. Employees notice that switching from one window to another actually makes it harder for them to concentrate on what they're doing. With a second monitor, however, it seems as though the whole process has just become way easier, no to mention easier on the eyes. Also, monitors today have become cheaper so this shouldn't dent your bank account too much.