The art of taking on “just enough”

How to avoid taking on too much, and why you’re (paradoxically) more likely to miss a loose deadline than a tight one.

The year you want to have

What will 2021 be like? Hopefully better than 2020 for all concerned – but you have more control over your next year than you might think…

The 100 hour rule

Forget 10,000 hours – just putting in 100 hours is enough to reap some huge benefits.

Habit-formation for lazy people

Tried and failed to form good habits? Me too! The answer isn’t to try harder – it’s to do this instead…

The chemistry of motivation

For a day, I had no motivation whatsoever. I couldn’t be bothered to look at my to-do list, let alone actually do anything on it. I thought a change of scenery might help so I walked listlessly to a cafe, but couldn’t even be bothered to go inside and order so I sat on a bench outside for half an hour. Even my normal procrastination activities were too much effort.

How to eliminate complaining from your life

By indulging in complaining, you’re voluntarily making your experience of life worse than it needs to be. Here’s how to cut it out.

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