Sometimes it's interesting to think about life in terms of our limited time. If you knew today was your last day, would you be happy with what you're doing? It's an interesting question, but not a very practical one. When you think in terms of an expiration date, it can be problematic for a couple of reasons.
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There's nothing like an ambitious goal to focus your training, and running a marathon definitely fits the bill. Plenty of mere mortals have completed the 42km race, but it takes time, planning and, of course, an appropriate level of fitness. Here's how to know if a marathon is a realistic goal for you.
Web: There are a million ways to track your habits, but Daybook takes a very simple approach. You add the habits you want to build, then click a counter each time you do the activity and that's it. No dates, no stats, nothing fancy.
We've talked before about using mind maps as a means to kickstart creativity, but former Google career coach Jenny Blake suggests using one to figure out your personal goals for the year.
I've tried a lot of diets in my life. Diets you might describe as "crash diets". Diets you might describe as "unhealthy". I've tried juice diets, ketogenic diets. I did the Soylent thing. I've gone dairy free, sugar free, carb free.
I've tried about every bullshit thing you can imagine and I've learned a few things along the way. And I have a rough idea why the diet you're about to try will probably fail miserably.
You spend more time with your own failures than anyone else on Earth. Eventually, you might internalize them and come to fear failure. However, for everyone else, they barely know your failures even exist.
Now that the chaos of the holiday season is over, a lot of us are vowing to make changes for our health — but we know that ambitious resolutions don't always work out so well. So instead of saying you'll "lose weight" or "eat better", try one or two of these simple, concrete changes.
Creating new, better habits is a challenge on its own, no matter how motivated you are. Check out these four common stages of habit building to identify where you are in the change process — and push yourself through to the next step.
There are nearly limitless ways to make money in your spare time. If you want to get a better job, though, make sure that your side hustle is helping you get there.
Lots of productivity methods are effective for lots of different people, but while you're considering a method, you should also consider what motivates you most to work (beyond the paycheck, that is). Are you motivated by results? Or do you find joy in the process? That will help you find — or remix — a method that works for you.