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Tag: habits

  • Amplify and Reduce Goals for September 2022

    Amplify and Reduce Goals for September 2022

    I started a ritual in April 2022 of monthly habit changes designed around Cal Newport’s strategy for Cultivating a Deep Life. I’ve noticed a difference in my daily experience and I’ve been enjoying sharing the process for the past several months. Here is my short reflection on August and my plans for September.

  • Amplify and Reduce Goals for August 2022

    Amplify and Reduce Goals for August 2022

    I started a ritual last April of monthly habit changes designed around Cal Newport’s strategy for Cultivating a Deep Life. I’ve noticed a difference in my daily experience and I’ve been enjoying sharing the process for the past several months. Here is my short reflection on July and an even shorter setup for August.

  • Amplify and Reduce Goals for July 2022

    Amplify and Reduce Goals for July 2022

    I started a ritual last April of monthly habit changes designed around Cal Newport’s strategy for Cultivating a Deep Life. It’s truly made a difference in my daily experience and I’ve been enjoying the process for the past several months of sharing what I want to amplify and what I want to reduce. It’s time […]

  • Amplify and Reduce Goals for June 2022

    Amplify and Reduce Goals for June 2022

    In April I started to experiment with some monthly habit changes designed around Cal Newport’s strategy for Cultivating a Deep Life. April felt good, May was better yet, so I’m going to keep it going for the third month. Time to reflect and set up some new habits for June.

  • Amplify and Reduce Goals for May 2022

    Amplify and Reduce Goals for May 2022

    Last month I started to experiment with some monthly habit changes designed around Cal Newport’s strategy for Cultivating a Deep Life. April felt good, so on that measure alone, I would count the first month a success. It’s a new month now so time to reflect and set up some new habits for May.

  • Amplify and Reduce Goals for April 2022

    Amplify and Reduce Goals for April 2022

    I’ve said in the past that I’m all about habits and experimenting with personal improvements as opposed to setting big long-term goals like the much-dreaded new year’s resolution). The trouble is that I haven’t done much in the habit change department in a long time. It’s time to change that.

  • Atomic habits

    Atomic habits

    Although I write and think a lot about habits, I hadn’t read Atomic Habits by James Clear until very recently. It had been on my reading list for a while, and I finally got around to it and finished it last week. I’m working on a habit change experiment with my physical health this month […]

  • Shifting (rituals) with the season

    Shifting (rituals) with the season

    Daylight is in abundance now in the far northern reaches of Scotland. It’s light out really early now, and although I love the mornings regardless, it’s more pleasant than usual to wake up early. As a result I’ve started another seasonal shift in my morning routine, and even more that than that, a bigger thematic […]