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My Prototype Standing desk

Sitting all day was becoming a real pain: bad posture, occasional back pain (when I stayed too focused too long), and general feelings of sedentariness. When I learned that it was likely horrible for my health, if not fatal, I decided to do something about it. This is my prototype standing desk. It goes on top of my regular desk,…

Quitting #5: Build the Airplane While You Fly It

If you start with a flawed plan, you might fail. If you wait for the perfect plan, you might never start. What I’ve said up to this point is about preparation and planning, but don’t stay there. Quitting probably won’t happen overnight. Frustrating as that can be, it also gives you time. You will likely have enough to make corrections…

Quitting #4: Strike at Pressure Points

Sometimes the thing you want to quit seems like a vein that ramifies throughout a huge part of your life, and influences many behaviors. It can feel impossible to root out every list bit of it. Maybe it will be, but I doubt it. People overestimate what they can do in the short term, and underestimate what they can do…

Quitting #3: Choose Your Scale of Focus

If you presume lifelong change, the prospect of quitting something forever can loom high and cast a deep shadow. Let me be honest with you, the price might well be high. Many things worth achieving demand sacrifice. To make matters worse, you must pay most of the price before you feel the benefits. There is no bill me later option…

Quitting #2: Presume Lifelong Choices

If something is worth quitting now, it’s probably worth quitting indefinitely. Do you really want to lose weight only to regain it again in a couple months or years? If it’s good for your heart now, it probably will be good later. Presume each choice is lifelong. You want to love these choices (even though they might be hard). This…