Life Hack: Planning Ahead to Skyrocket Productivity! In my life I have wasted far too much time planning when I should have been doing. Planning ahead is an important remedy to this problem. One of the greatest obstacles to my productivity is time wasted thinking and deciding when I ought to have been doing what was planned beforehand….
I’ve never read a book with such a simple thesis, stated so clearly, and repeated so many times without its becoming boring or annoying. Rather, he revisits the same concept from every conceivable angle in order to drive home a very simple point: small, simple decisions, compounded over time, will reap tremendous rewards.
Are you getting enough sleep? How much is enough?
When a person is disciplined in one area, it often translates to other parts of life. Discipline in exercise often results in healthier eating choices. Who wants to chase a hard workout with a donut? The same goes with disciplined sleep. I’ve never seen a truly disciplined person who had lazy sleep habits. Some people sleep too much, while others don’t get enough sleep. But the disciplined sleeper sees the benefit of good rest and strikes a healthy balance between work and rest.
There’s nothing quite as ugly as a kid who doesn’t like his Christmas gift…and who lets the world know it. Ours is a very privileged culture, and we’re pretty familiar with this sort of attitude. But I don’t believe that the idea is to make others suffer for the selfish attitudes of a few.
Perhaps this kid needs to NOT get gifts this Christmas to learn a dose of humility. You know, to receive what he actually deserves. But I want to challenge us to be more intentional about our gift-giving this Christmas. Here are some reasons I think it’s great to give Christmas presents.