Category: Life Hacking

Use Your Body to Hack Your Brain

Rough night last night with the baby; have been a zombie all day. Can’t focus on any creative work… want to become one with the couch… “No way in hell I’m going to the (climbing) gym.” Know That feeling? Of course you do. Luckily, I remembered a concept from Scott Adams’ Latest Book about tricking your...

July Experiment: Low Information Diet

I have an addiction: I’m interested in about a million topics, and I could spend all day just reading about new technology, philosophical ideas, business, even history. New ideas are like crack to me. It’s a sickness. When the kids are in bed and the wife flips on the TV, I...

May Experiment Recap (Ping Friends)

Just a quickie to get back into the swing of writing publicly again… sometimes you just need to break the silence even if it’s dumb, and then you can have a real conversation. Know what I mean? The May experiment this year was to reach out to a friend or...

Experiment Wrap-up: Water-only April

For all three of you keeping score at home, my April experiment was to drink nothing* but water — with a couple of cheat allowances built in. Was it a success? Hells yes. Does that mean I didn’t sneak in a couple of extra cheats over the course of the month? Actually yes I did...

April Experiment: Water

Not “mind like water“; this month I’m re-discovering how good plain old water can be. First, though, a quick rundown of the March anti-experiment since I didn’t actually write about it at all yet… which was caused by: The February That Kicked my Ass Between the broken hand, Maddie’s issues,...

The Benefits of a “Get Better” Mindset

99u.com has a great video up showing, with data, the many benefits from the mindset of continuous improvement. It’s 25 minutes, but will feel like 10… Heidi Grant is a great speaker. tl;dw: measuring against your past self instead of others and phrasing goals, plans, etc as “let’s see if...

3 Great Reads from 2013

Quick thought tonight… just wanted to share three of the blogs/posts I came across in 2013 that might change your life. 1) Mr. Money Mustache No, I’m not into mustaches, and yes, it’s occasionally a bit over-the-top. Still, face-punching aside, he often hits a false assumption square on the head…...

Preview: Monthly Experiments

I documented this briefly on my old blog, but I want to bring the conversation here… I’m a huge fan of Monthly Experiments. Try on a habit for one month, like you are taking a new outfit for a thorough test-wear… try it on, live with it for long enough...