Needles from the Haystack #17 – 03/2019

Needles from the Haystack

Hello Friends,

I had a great month of February and I hope you did as well.

Spring brought out the best of me. I ate well, read a lot and put time into learning new skills instead of wasting it away.

Here’s the 5 pieces of content I found most useful. There should be some stuff in there to make March a brilliant month for you.

Cheers,

Stefan


10 Reasons Why We Don’t Stick to Things – Leo Babauta

There are a lot of reasons why we don’t stick to changes we want to make.

This article lists 10 common struggles we are facing when trying to establish new behaviors. And it continues with 10 ways to deal with them.

Very useful indeed!


It or Nothing – Tynan

There are a lot of ways to tackle procrastination.

This is one of the more extreme methods I know. But I tried it a couple of times and it worked out well.

Alternatives frame decisions…there seems to be some truth to that.


Sasha Cohen: On Olympian Sacrifices and Life Changes – Big Questions-Podcast

Professional sports careers are bound to end far earlier than life.The transition can be abrupt and will always be tough.

Sasha Cohen gives deep insights on what it takes to perform at an olympic level and how to transition from there to a ’normal‘ life.

Spoiler: it wasn’t easy.

But she learned things everybody in need of making changes can benefit from.


3 Simple Rituals That Will Make You A Fantastic Parent – Eric Barker

It’s easy to be a good parent if things run smoothly and everything is well. But if you’re thrown off your mental balance by the imponderables of life, parenting becomes much harder. Especially if your children add to the troubles you’re already dealing with.

But if you want to be an effective parent, these are the most important occasions.

It’s too easy to lose composure and treat them unfairly because adult things are occupying your mental space.

This article gives you a protocol to follow when talking to your kids about the problems they cause.

And I believe this protocol is worth keeping in mind at all times.


Four Words That Will Give You Ultimate Freedom – AJ Jacobs @ James Altucher – Show

AJ Jacobs has done hundreds of smaller and bigger experiments in his life and writes about them.

In this podcast, he talks about some of them – what he learned and how it affected him later on in life.

Watch out: might make you want to try experimenting a little more in your own life as well. For sure you’re going to be entertained.

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