7 Habits That Changed My Life

Parker Klein ✌️
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3 min readJan 26, 2022


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1. Waking up and going to bed early

I’ve been waking up around 5 am and going to bed around 9 pm for the past 6 years.

There are no distractions early in the morning and going to bed early keeps you out of trouble.

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” ― Benjamin Franklin.

“Go to bed early and wake up early. The morning hours are good.” ― Jeff Bezos

2. Limiting the number of decisions

I eat a lot of the same foods, wake up and fall asleep around the same time, exercise daily, and have worn the same jeans and style of shoes for 8 years.

Free up your mind for other decisions by making a decision and sticking to it.

“Nothing happens until you decide. Make a decision and watch your life move forward.” — Oprah Winfrey

3. Meditating

I meditate 1–2 times per day for 10–20 minutes.

In a chaotic world, finding time to sit, be mindful, and listen to your internal dialog reduces the noise throughout your day.

“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.” — Swami Muktananda

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” — Thích Nhất Hạnh

4. Reading

I read for 30 min-1 hr every morning and night.

It’s amazing what new ideas do for your awareness and creativity.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss

“A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” — Abraham Lincoln

5. Coding

I have coded nearly every day since 2016. Practice adds up over time so you can solve more difficult challenges in the future.

I watch videos, read articles, build tools, and learn new technologies.

“Habits + deliberate practice = mastery” Atomic Habits by James Clear

6. Making my bed

I didn’t start until I read Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven.

It’s funny how a simple act can create a ripple effect on your feeling of self-worth and life

“If you want to change the world… start off by making your bed.” Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven

7. Writing things down

I use Twos to write everything down.

Having one, go-to place to write down anything you want to remember saves you time and energy every time you have something to write down and every time you need to remember something.

“Paper is to write things down that we need to remember. Our brains are used to think.” — Albert Einstein

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Parker Klein ✌️

Former @Google @Qualcomm @PizzaNova. Building Twos: write, remember & share *things* (www.TwosApp.com?code=baller)