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How To Be More Productive By Focusing On One Habit And Just Observing The Rest


1. Wake up at 6 AM.
2. Drink a glass of water.
3. Open the blinds and window.
4. Read a page in The Daily Stoic.
5. Get up and stretch my arms.
6. Do 1–3 sets of 1–3 different body weight exercises.
7. Brush my teeth.
8. Shower.
9. Get dressed, make hair, two splashes of cologne.
10. Walk to the subway.
11. Buy breakfast at the final stop kiosk.
12. Walk to the study room. Take the same seat as always.
13. Have breakfast and read.
14. Write.
15. Curate content for Medium.
16. Check email and Slack once at 11 AM.
17. Lunch between 12–1 PM.
18. Second coffee after lunch.

1. Forget the stack.

2. Figure out the earliest habit in your day that warrants attention.

3. Direct all your energy towards the first habit.

4. Notice other habits along the way.

5. Optimize.


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Better Humans

Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.