We talk about an effective way to lower stress: take time to do what you do best. We also discuss how to avoid injury during exercise, and we tackle the common happiness stumbling block of trying to drink enough water.
We discuss why we’re trying to stop asking responsibility-shifting questions (which we both do, often), talk about an easy way to rent little-used items, and talk to legendary Silicon Valley manager Russ Laraway about how to be a better manager.
Setting a finish line can help people reach a goal, but it can actually can undermine the process of forming a habit. In a letter to his son, renowned author Kurt Vonnegut explains why finish lines can be risky for writers.
Whenever people ask me, “What’s the right way to change a habit? If you had to pick one best way, what would you say?” I answer, “What’s the best way to cook an egg?” In both cases, the best way depends on you.
We discuss the brilliant Beatles documentary “Get Back”—why we loved it so much, and what we learned from watching the creative process. Plus, we offer a tool for getting more reading done, and talk about the pleasures of adventure.
There are 21 strategies we can use to make or break our habits. In this Very Special Episode, we highlight the seven strategies that tend to be the most universally useful. And we also reveal the most fun strategy!
For those in the mood for spring cleaning, we suggest clearing clutter by asking “Do I use it, need it, love it?” We talk about April Fool’s Day pranks, ideas for using the return to the workplace as a “clean slate” for starting healthy habits, and hear from Rebels about how to deal with a Rebel teacher who won’t read school emails.
If you’re trying to save money, does it matter if you splurge on one pair of expensive shoes? Probably not. What about two pairs? Three pairs? In the TV show “Sex and the City,” Carrie’s shoe collection illustrates an
important idea in habit-formation: the One-Coin Loophole.