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Willpower is for losers
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A prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. (Amen)
Five things to share:
I sleep better when I put my phone to bed before I put myself to bed. I sleep even better when I read a book before bed. Yet, every night, I somehow find my phone in hand as I get in bed; and I sheepishly glance at the book I have been meaning to read. I tell myself, tomorrow I will surely have the willpower to choose the book instead: Tomorrow never comes. Bad habits win over good intentions. Bluebeard's Egg remains unread and it is due at the library in three days. I lose, because Willpower is for losers.
Inspired by Willpower is for losers, or why a Kitchen Safe (Time Locked Box) is more effective than willpower.
A quote I want to share with you:
Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.
— Nadia Boulanger
What are you denying yourself by not paying attention?
You ever consider maybe your phone needs a bed too? Haley Goldberg did: I Made a 'Bed' for My Phone, and I've Never Slept Better. Goldberg’s DIY phone bed is practically free but if you have $65 to spare, yes you can buy an actual Phone Bed that also doubles as a charging station. It is good to be alive and see it all.
A question for you: Can your bedtime routine use some unplugging?
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