A month ago my mentor, Derek Doepker, shared a book with me: Double Your Productivity in 48 Hours by Jason Fladlien. Jason is Internet marketer and an insanely productive person. “Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” In comparison to Jason, I can definitely be called lazy. Traditionally, let’s start from […]
By Leo Babauta One of the biggest obstacles to sticking with a habit change, a new system, a goal or long-term project … is that we get disrupted. Something interrupts our progress — we skip a workout day or two — and then some programming in our brains turns that into a message of how […]
By Leo Babauta In the last week, two separate men told me they fantasize about leaving everything behind and living on a mountain. I can relate to this fantasy, because I’ve had it myself — live a simple life, away from the chaos and burden of this crazy world. What we (and many others) crave […]
The short answer is: those “unhealthy things” hack directly into our bodily reward system. Thus, we get an immediate reward (usually: pleasure) from doing them. We crave the pleasure, so the behavior gets reinforced. It easily becomes a habit. The long answer is more complicated. The reason why hacking directly into the reward system works […]
By Leo Babauta I’ve talked with several people lately who have tasks lists from the floor to the ceiling, and it just overwhelms them. They’re not alone — I can relate, and lots of people have this problem. If we’re fairly organized, our task list has everything we could possibly want to do on it, […]
Are you curious about a 3-month delay? I explained it in my first income report. The highlight of July was a couple of vacations… which my wife went to. After being imprisoned for a few months we all needed some separation for our mental health. So, she traveled to my sister in Germany, spent a […]
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By Leo Babauta There’s something in many of us that resists structure — we want the freedom of not having to do something, of being able to just relax. There’s something to that: freedom and going through our day feeling open and relaxed is really nice! Unfortunately, that’s not actually how things usually go for most […]