Substituting Willpower with systems will make things effortless.

Substituting Willpower with systems will make things effortless.

  Here, I’m going to discuss systems and willpower. Because it’s difficult to pin down exactly what willpower is, I’ll use the phrase “that which is spent when I persuade myself to do everything that isn’t the natural action”.  Because I believe I have an abnormally low level of willpower, looking at my life through […]

Develop a Daily Routine That Is Unique to You

Develop a Daily Routine That Is Unique to You

To develop a daily routine is a strong thing, but it isn’t simple to cultivate—especially a good habit. You’ll be more productive and happier if you set goals and stick to them by planning out your daily activities and chores in a way that you can stick to. It’s a delicate balance between art and […]

You’ll have a better day if you follow these morning Routine.

You'll have a better day if you follow these morning Routine.

A consistent morning routine has long served as the foundation for my self-care practice. It makes a considerable impact on my mental health as someone who struggles with sadness and anxiety (and I definitely feel an even bigger difference when I skip it). However, you are not required to accept my word for it. Therapists […]

Questioning your routine.

Today in Day by Day let’s looks at systems that can help you question your daily routines. Building a story in the morning is very important. “story translates facts into “rules for action.” A story is just about the most perfect way to package and share beliefs that you will ever find.” What is your […]

We value routines for their familiarity and predictability.

We value routines for their familiarity and predictability.

It’s natural to become tired of the same old stuff. As a general rule, most of us envision a normal daily pattern that entails repeating the routines, travelling to the same location, and encountering the same people.   On the other hand, routinely does not need Monday through Friday attendance in the same workplace from […]

Day By Day routines to start and end your day on the right foot.

Day By Day routines to start and end your day on the right foot.

  Routines, both in the morning routines and at routines at night, set you up for success. Routines help you do more, think more clearly, and produce work that really matters. Routines guard you against tripping and ensure that you do the most critical tasks of the day. You had to hustle to get ready […]

The New Productivity Science is About Finding The Joy in Missing Out.

the joy of missing out

I’m fortunate to live in a place where so much is going on. Mumbai is a vibrant city. You may find a conference, an exhibition, or informal get-togethers anywhere you go. For the most part, I never have a problem finding things to do. I also spend a lot of time online. So there are […]

The Thought Laundry

The Thought Laundry

We clean things. But when we vacuum, the cleaning is different. We go to those dark areas where we avoid going. Morning pages are deep cleaning daily. 3 pages of longhand writing. The practice is simple. I think one of the easiest parts of my routine. But the resistance can be immense. Morning pages are […]

Hindsight to Kindsight – How to look at yesterday.

KindSight

“Regrets, I’ve had a few but then again too few to mention. And more, much more than this, I did it my way.” — Frank Sinatra Kindsight is to look at our past with kindness. Only if it was that simple. It is a cutthroat Competitive world out there. And as Albert Ellis an American psychologist puts […]