How To Get A Lot Done With Systems

How To Get A Lot Done With Systems

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to try to do too much at once. Many things at once tend to add up to nothing. However, there are certain caveats. In general, I’m a big fan of one thing at a time, or more specifically, one BIG thing at a time. When I was...
Habits, Routines, and Dustbunny-haunted Apartments

Habits, Routines, and Dustbunny-haunted Apartments

I’m moving this week, and for various reasons this has meant that my stuff went elsewhere without me and I’m temporarily living in a barren, dustbunny-haunted war zone that bears only the faintest resemblance to the cozy little apartment I was living in a few days...
How To Feel Better

How To Feel Better

Humans are engaged in a never-ending battle to regulate their emotional and physiological states. This ranges from simple stuff, like keeping our body temperature within a certain narrow range, to more complicated stuff like managing our emotional state, usually...
30 By 30

30 By 30

People often make the mistake of thinking that they need to be motivated to do work. I disagree. The best way to get motivation is to do the work. The motivation thus gained will make it easy to do even more work. Not easy, necessarily, but as simple as it can be....
5 Ways To Have More Energy After Work

5 Ways To Have More Energy After Work

If you work a day job, especially one you have to commute to and from, it can be hard to feel like doing anything when you return in the evening. This is a big problem if you have a family or a side project and a huge problem if you have a family and a side project....
Optimizing Golden Moments

Optimizing Golden Moments

A lot of efforts to change or improve fail because they are too ambitious. Attempting too many things at once it one of the best ways to ensure that none of them will happen. In the spirit of the Pareto, or 80/20 principle, one should generally pick the one thing that...