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Bedtime Procrastination, A Life of Meaning Without Buying, How People Make Big Decisions

Bedtime Procrastination, A Life of Meaning Without Buying, How People Make Big Decisions

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The Psychology of Bedtime Procrastination

Anne-Laure Le Cunff | Ness Labs

'Have you ever come home after a long day at work, with a narrow window of time to eat, shower, and go to bed, but decided to carve out some leisure time at the expense of your sleep?

This is called “revenge bedtime procrastination”, and it can be extremely harmful to your physical and mental health'

We've all been there... buying time late evening to scroll through social media or watch Netflix at the expense of the most important thing - sleep. Anne-Laure Le Cunff gives us the stark reality of 'revenge bedtime procrastination' and how to fix it. (6 minute read)


A Life of Meaning, Without Buying

Leo Babauta | Zen Habits

'As I give in to these impulse purchases, I notice that the thrill doesn’t last that long, and it leaves me wanting more. And of course it dawns on me that this is a lesson I’ve learned a thousand times'

A nice reminder that buying your way out of problems isn't the solution. Are the positive feelings you get when buying sustainable? This article breaks down what we really want when we resort to pointlessly buying. (3 minute read)


How People Make Big Decisions

Shane Parrish | Farnam Street

'We all go through psychological steps when we make big decisions. Some people call this the “existential cycle,” which really has four stages: doing, contemplating, preparing, and experimenting'

This article talks us through the steps to making life's biggest decisions - like who to marry, where to work, and where to live. Adulting at its finest! (4 minute read)


The Most Important Question of Your Life

Mark Manson | MM.net

'Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money, and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room’

Mark Manson gives an incredibly unique take on the most important question of your life. The answer is tough to take, but it’s perfectly put in this article. If you need some tough love, this is for you! (9 minute read)


What is Minimalism?

James Clear | jamesclear.com

'Minimalism is about more than just possessions, though. Minimalism is focusing on and committing to the fundamentals, instead of wasting time, money, or energy on details'

I’m willing to hear James Clear discuss anything, anywhere, at any time.
Here he discusses minimalism. A concept I’m always fascinated by, and deep down want to fully explore. This article explains why we want things we don’t need, and how minimalism can actually help you do more. (15 minute read)


🎙Podcast: Positive Psychology Lessons For Coping With Stress

Chris Williamson | Modern Wisdom

Dr Samantha Boardman is a psychiatrist and an author. Divorces, bankruptcies and moving house are major stresses. But what about the micro-stressors we deal with every day, how much do they contribute to diminishing our wellbeing and what can we do to stop that from happening? (1 Hr 6 mins)

📺Video: Why we should never attach ourselves or our work to the outcome

Behind the Brand with Seth Godin | Youtube

Seth Godin explains why attaching ourselves to the outcome sacrifices the process. (12m 21s)


Afterthought:
"For almost any endeavor, completion is better than perfection"
Greg McKeown

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