Spring Break

This is spring break week here, so I’m going to make this brief so I can get back to trying to spend some quality time with my kid. Since she started driving a year ago – and turns 18 later this week – I have to take what time I’m given.

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Any break is always a great time for a reset, a time to develop new, positive habits.  I came across a few articles this week that may be helpful if you’re trying to do just that.

On creating good daily habits…

How to Get Life-Changing Clarity Within 90 Minutes of Waking Up

The first 90 minutes of your day are crucial to everything that happens thereafter.

If you don’t produce something special during those first 90 minutes, chances are, your whole day will falter.

Here’s how you maximize those first 90 minutes of your day. READ MORE…

by Benjamin P. Hardy, Thrive Global  

On creating a running habit…

8 Common Habits That Keep You From Running

You know that exercise is beneficial to your health, your brain, and your weight loss goals. Yet it seems so hard to fit into your day. If you don’t schedule a run, you probably won’t do it. Plus, there’s your endless to-do list, and then there’s the kids.

And even if you get a handle on those obstacles, there are still plenty more unexpected hurdles standing between you and some time on the treadmill or pavement. Below, a few habits that are messing with your goals—and how to work around them. READ MORE…

And a little more incentive to break the 2nd habit from the piece above…this maybe the best 20 minutes you’ll spend if it motivates you to break that habit…

How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day

A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. From Facebook notifications to Snapstreaks to YouTube autoplays, they’re all competing for one thing: your attention. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by (TED) editors on the home page. WATCH…

By Tristan Harris, Ted.com

I’m trying to develop some better work habits this week while continuing my marathon training. I have my longest long run of this training cycle – 22 miles! – coming up on Sunday and then being to cycle down to my taper. Roughly three weeks to go. I’m feeling good. Did well on last week’s 18-miler and in this week’s speed session of mile repeats, I hit my target pace. So far so good.

 

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