Do Something Hard Every Day:
Get up early EVERY day, it sucks for five minutes, then you instantly think, “I got a leg up on the competition”
Don’t Put Off the Little Things—Just Get Them Done:
So much about being happy and feeling productive is momentum, the more little things you get done, the more big things get done.
I eat the same stuff almost every day and wear almost the same sets of clothes every week. Focus on this that matters, ideas, health, family, not material bullshit.
Say No to Stuff:
I put my life into four buckets: I sleep seven hours a day. I take three hours for myself so I don’t resent the people I’m closest to. I work for about eight hours. And I set aside six hours for hygiene and all the other random stuff that comes up.
I had “sort of” done this, but by no means so structured, totally co-opting this. Plus it fits great into a Kanban/Trello board productivity method.
Have a Plan:
NOBODY does this, well except peak performers. I try and fail constantly in making plans, but the process is what is important, before you do ANYTHING, ask yourself. “What is the plan?”