We all suffer from the brain’s ability to trick us into believing things that aren’t true. Our own eyesight, the sense that guides us as we move about the world and allows us to gather information, can’t even be trusted. To rely on your senses alone is a costly mistake.
I’ll be the first person to say that I love optimising my life. I’ve spent over a decade mastering David Allen’s Getting Things Done productivity system, and tried-and-true lifehacks like email batching, meal planning, and habit stacking are all essential parts of my day-to-day existence.
When you find yourself with two seemingly incompatible goals, needs, or desires, ask yourself what it would take to achieve both outcomes simultaneously.