Day 22: Conquer Your Fears

On Day 20, we started from zero and decided what our ideal lifestyle would be like. Then on Day 21, we defined our fears which prevent us from taking the steps necessary to make that ideal lifestyle possible. Today, we will conquer those fears. As you may already know, the emotion of fear serves a […]

Day 21: Fear-setting

Today we will be doing another technique that I have borrowed. This time, the technique is called fear-setting, and comes from Tim Ferris’s book The 4-Hour Workweek, which I highly recommend. I timed this exercise to come right after yesterday’s starting from zero technique for a good reason. The starting from zero technique is extreme, […]

Day 20: Starting From Zero Technique

Today I want to go over a technique that I borrowed from a fantastic book, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, by Harry Browne. It is called the starting from zero technique, and it is incredibly awesome. The purpose of this technique is to change your life from where it is now to […]

Day 19: Hobbies

What do you like to do with your free time? You’ve probably thought about this question a lot over the past two days while eliciting your values and writing your mission statement. That’s good, because today we will explore the question a little bit further in order to optimize your hobbies. Hobbies have a great […]

Day 13: Enjoying Simple Pleasures

For an introduction to stress management, see Day 9. On Day 10, I explored the idea of self-talk. On Day 11, we learned about the technique of reframing. Yesterday, you made a commitment to accept yourself. I have written about appreciating simple pleasures here, and one of the exercises you have been doing since Day […]

Day 8: Get Better Sleep

For an introduction to this section, see Day 5. For a dietary strategy, see Day 6. For information on exercise, see Day 7. Have you ever pulled an all-nighter? If you have, you certainly know how important sleep is to your mental functioning and ¬†mood. When I don’t get enough sleep, I can feel a […]

Day 5: Introduction To Body Practices For Happiness

Today I want to discuss an under-appreciated aspect of increasing our happiness. Many people understand on some small level that the way they take care of their body has some effect on their happiness, mental function, and outlook on life. But most people totally ignore this and don’t realize how big of a difference it […]

The Complete Guide To Morning Routines

Today I want to discuss one of the things I’ve found incredibly helpful in my life for making me both happier and more productive. Out of any type of routine I can suggest, I believe this one has by far the highest return on investment in establishing it. I am, of course, talking about having […]

The Dark Side Of Rituals

Yesterday, we discussed a few of the benefits of having rituals in our lives. Today, I want to look at the dark side of rituals, or how they can actually cause you harm.   Disadvantages Of Rituals There are a number of ways in which rituals can cause you harm. Here they are: Erroneous Beliefs […]

4 Benefits Of Rituals

The holiday of Passover has been going on for the previous week, and it has got me thinking about the importance of rituals in our lives. A ritual is just an established procedure or order for performing some type of action.   Advantages Of Rituals Rituals have both advantages and disadvantages, but today I would […]