Have you ever gone onto the internet with the best of intentions, Googled, “how to eat healthier,” and immediately given up after learning that all the food is poison?
It’s easier than ever before to feel like a failure. Anywhere you look, you can find scores of people half your age but twice as successful. What happened?
Yo! We’re back again this week to answer five questions from our listeners, readers, and viewers.
We’ll be talking about these fine topics (along with any we ramble our way into in between):
- All of my time is going toward games like DotA2, WoW, and CS: GO. I want to quit, but I can’t help it. How can I get my time back?
- What should you do if you can’t finish something you’ve scheduled in a time block?
- How can I reach a point where I’m working 14 hours a day? I want to be very productive.
- My lectures and classes don’t have a mandatory attendance, as they can all be watched online. Considering I live an hour from campus, I find it difficult to find motivation to actually attend university at all, and I think this is impacting my social life.
- I’m having a hard time getting over analysis paralysis and making progress on my own goals. I see so many young podcasters, bloggers, and entrepreneurs with a specific focus and brand, but I still can’t really discern a focus for myself. How can I stop being so focused on other people and move forward?
Time flies when you’re having fun. Also when you’re not.
Actually, the older we get, the faster time seems to fly in general. But that’s not particularly fun, so what can we do about it?
Someday we’ll all have cool cyborg bodies, but that day is not today.
For now, we’ve got to deal with all the nonsense requirements that come with our ridiculous mortal bodies: nutrition, hydration, exercise, posture, and whatever else I’m not thinking of.
Exercise routines are the focus this week, and while they can easily be overwhelming to a newcomer, we’re doing our best today to provide a balanced set of examples. My fitness routine is absurdly simple, and Thomas’ is a little more involved.
Criticism feels bad.
Despite this rather well-known fact, criticism remains one of the best shortcuts for improvement. Without someone to tell us where we could improve at something, we might spend hours, days, or even years trying to figure out the same answers for ourselves.
If you woke up today, realized it was Monday, and immediately knew there’d be a new podcast episode from us, then you already know: we humans are creatures of habit.
In fact, I don’t think it’s too far to say that our lives are largely governed by the collections of habits we’ve formed. But that doesn’t mean we have to live completely on auto-pilot — luckily, we can form new habits on purpose to help guide our future selves in the right direction.
Another year older, another year wiser.
In this case, however, we’re about nine years older, so the wisdom should basically be overflowing at this point.
We’ve decided to do a little reflection this week and talk about some things that would have been great to know a little earlier on. Five lessons each, and everything’s on the table: relationships, productivity, happiness, and health.