Question: It seems that it is easier to muster up the motivation to work towards a concrete short term goal; a 30 day fitness challenge or training for a half marathon etc. But how is it so much harder to maintain motivation to go to the gym week after week for the whole year? Is […]
Do You Have Habits, or Just Commitments?
If you exercise fairly regularly, it’s easy to say you have an exercise habit. Except, maybe you don’t always do the same exercise, sometimes you go running, swimming or lift weights. Maybe you don’t always work out at the same time of day or under the same conditions. In these cases, even though you exercise […]
Who Has Time for Hobbies?
One of the bigger lessons I got from reading Cal Newport’s recent book, Digital Minimalism, was the importance of scheduling your leisure time. Scheduling time for hobbies may sound unnecessary. Aren’t those the things you do for fun? Yet, I would wager that most of us have activities we’d like to do on the side […]
Habit Stacking: How to Keep Up With Everything (When You Don’t Have Time)
If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of things you’d like to do, but not enough time to do them all. On my list of things I’d like to do (or should do), I have: Meditate Exercise Programming Learn Chinese Art Writing and more… And this list doesn’t even include all the things […]