Positive Momentum in the Face of Chaos

I’ve spent the last month or so building some pretty great habits, one small step at a time. I’ve been feeling great about the progress I’ve been making, and loving the results. Then the unexpected happened. A few days ago my wife gave birth to our second daughter, five weeks early.  Wowza.  We were caught pretty off guard to say …

Just Out Of Reach

One of the best tactics I’ve employed in my quest to get up earlier and be more productive in the morning is a simple one: I place my phone about six feet away from the bed on the floor.  In the morning when my alarm goes off, I’d better get up quickly to turn it off, as to not wake …

Mornings are a Must

I’ve always considered myself to be a night person, and I’ve never liked getting up early.  I usually stay up late, usually doing nothing useful. As someone who likes to work out a lot, and train for uber long events like Ironman triathlons and ultra-distance trail runs, I’m always trying to find balance between spending time with my family and …

Reps For The Win

In the quest to build better habits, one often overlooked ides is repetition.  Many people focus on how long it will take to build a good habit.  Will I need seven days?  Two weeks? 21.5 days? Rather than worrying about what workout you should do, just do something.  Rather than worrying about what you should write about, just write something …

Just Five Minutes

Another thought today in the vein of making better habits. Since beginning to read Atomic Habits I’ve already started to implement some of the tactics James Clear discusses in the book.  I also listened to James’ conversation with Rich Roll about habits, and I’ve morphed a few if his ideas into a self-improvement technique that even I can master. One …

The Two Minute Rule

Iv’e been reading James Clear’s Atomic Habits lately, and finding a load of useful info in it. Today’s takeaway: the two minute rule. To help your new, desired habit to stick, start out by just doing two minutes of it. Don’t worry about running for 30 minutes, or doing and hour of work. Just get in the habit of doing …