Willpower is for losers
Modify your environment instead
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.
Five things I thought were worth sharing this week:
I sleep better when I put my phone to bed before I put myself to bed. I sleep even better when I read a good book before bed. Yet, every night, I somehow find my phone in hand as I get in bed, and I glance at the book I've 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's due at the library in three days. I lose. 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 had: 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’s good to be alive and see it all.
A question for you: Can your bedtime routine use some unplugging?
That’s all for this week!
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