A power breath is good for taking yourself out of fight-or-flight and into a rest-and-digest state.
Tim Ferriss’s podcast with BJ Miller is required listening. Dr. Miller specializes in palliative (a word I only learned this year) care. The bullshit ends when a human enters the The Zen Hospice Project where the doctor practises. The doctor’s description of the flower ceremony at the hospice left me weepy.
The end is coming up on me faster than I’d like, and this podcast is a good reminder that I need to focus on the right things. What will my final thoughts be? They certainly won’t be concerned with a fucking server in New Jersey.
Replace a habit. Context matters: Make it harder to do that habit. No cold turkey; instead, measure your habit. If-Then planning. Because you broke your ‘cookie fast’ doesn’t mean you should eat the whole box of cookies. Forgive yourself. Reduce the pressure.
Barking Up The Wrong Tree – This Is The Lazy Way To Kill Bad Habits: 8 Secrets From Research.
Being self-critical certainly isn’t working. Time to change it up.
Nir Eyal’s talk on building behaviors instead of products.
I actually love being wrong, even though it cracks my confidence, because that’s the only time I learn.
I actually love being lost, even though it fuels fears, because that’s when I go somewhere unexpected.
https://freedom.to/ – This site is used to restrict your access to social media sites. Haven’t tried it yet, but Cal Newport has mentioned it. Feels a little like those breathalyzers attached to your car that will prevent you from starting it if you blow a .08 or something.
I’m not sure I’m willing to admit my problem. My intention was to avoid social media sites. I haven’t been perfect. Have once dipped into Instagram; checked messages in FB; and checked followers and messages in Twitter (I am most ashamed about this need to track followers).
Avoiding the news has been pretty easy. Except for John Oliver, I haven’t paid any attention to those who profit from current events. I ain’t giving up Oliver though.