Five minutes

Personal Development
June 25, 2020
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Habits take time to develop.

Some are easier to integrate into our existing routines, and some take more effort.

Take exercising as an example. We know it benefits us in many ways. Yet, making time for it—alongside other more “urgent” tasks—takes conscious effort. And when the effort outweighs the benefits (in our minds), we put it off. For a week, a year, or an entire decade.

Here’s an alternative: ease into it.

If working out for 45 minutes is too big of a commitment, how about 5 minutes? Set the timer as you start, and once it’s at 300 seconds, call it! Do it for a month, then go up by another 5 minutes.

And 5 more the next…

What have you been putting off for a while?

Spend 5 minutes on it right this moment.


Fresh perspectives


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October 15, 2020
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My 12 favourite problems

Personal Development

What do you choose to dedicate your attention to? Because in reality, you only have so many hours, days, and years to concentrate on the things that you truly care about. And writing down these intentions in the form of questions is a good starting point to steer you attention in the right direction.

January 7, 2021
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