Category: Productivity

  • 5 Overwhelming Areas in Life You Can Declutter in 15 Minutes (Or Less)

    I’ve studied and applied minimalism for a year now. It’s one of my favorite philosophies of all time. But when I first got into minimalism, it wasn’t easy. The whole shebang of simplifying and decluttering life used to feel endlessly exhausting. I felt pressured to get rid of 95% of my possessions, wear the same […]

  • 3 Key Lessons From Rest by Alex Pang

    Sometimes you’re lucky enough to read a book when you really need it. For me, Rest by Alex Pang was such a book. See, at the time, I was spinning too many plates. Heavy plates. On the one hand, I did a full-time master’s program where I was head over heels in projects and courses. […]

  • Deep Reading: The Skill to Absorb Everything You Read

    Deep reading helped me level up my reading practice in every possible way: I become totally absorbed in books. Everything I read is more memorable. Books are more attractive to me than social media. Ironically, I discovered it after a long and painful reading drought that was caused by… reading too much. See, I stopped […]

  • This Is How You Beat Perfectionsm

    In case you’re wondering: Yes. I put that typo in the headline on purpose. Because one day, I’d like to be that kind of person. One who doesn’t sweat the details but still delivers remarkable work. An imperfectionist.  After all, you still understood the title and clicked on it, right? Maybe you even clicked on […]

  • How to Simplify Your Sleep: 3 Steps to Go to Bed Earlier Tonight

    It happened again. I feel as though a truck ran over me while I was sleeping. My brain is more like a blob of porridge than a block of well-functioning neurons. I’m uninspired, moody, and, of course, tired. The reason is something I’ve been struggling with for quite some time: Going to bed earlier. Or, […]

  • The 2-Word Concept That Makes Everything You Do Feel Effortless

    A few months ago, a 15-minute run changed my life forever. For the first time in my life, I experienced the true power of Wu Wei. I know, I know, it sounds stupid. But let me explain. I used to have a toxic relationship with running. On every run, I’d tell myself, “You have to […]

  • Effortless Journaling: How to Start Journaling and Stick to It

    Journaling is the most valuable habit I’ve ever discovered. Everything good in my life — improved mental health, sharper writing, greater happiness, better decisions — I can trace all these things back to keeping a journal for the past five years. This is because journaling is a highly effective keystone habit. What does that mean? Charles Duhigg tells us […]

  • 4 Addictive Books for Short Attention Spans

    Whenever I feel my attention span dwindling, I turn to these four books. They’re highly condensed, edited to the maximum, and hook your attention on every page. Plus, they’re made up of stand-alone chapters so you can flip them open and start wherever you like. These quietly addictive books are ideal if you want to […]