How to gain extra time

I don’t have time to do that” is a common excuse we hear from people (including ourselves) when faced with certain tasks or responsibilities. We do it often when we have no interest in doing an activity. In other times though, even if we want to do something we feel like we don’t have time for it. We yearn for extra time in the day as we feel like 24 hours is not enough.

InĀ previous articles we discussed the Consistency Beats Intensity philosophy and of ways where we can improve our lives by doing small things consistently. Perhaps the main argument against these strategies is the (perceived) lack of time. This argument is weak, however, as all people have the same time per day allotted to them. Can you see within your immediate social circle people who are more successful or more productive than you? If yes, then you know that it is possible to also attain the same level of productivity as them since all of us have the same amount of time given daily, weekly, or monthly. read more

Improve your sleep and save your eyes

A good night’s sleep is one of life’s most satisfying gifts. When you have enough sleep you feel refreshed and ready to take on the challenges of the day. In contrast, when you do not get enough sleep you feel sluggish, depressed, annoyed, and weak. Therefore it is important to improve your sleep quality as much as possible.

Sleeping is also a way for the body to flush out waste that were generated during the day. Research has shown that fluids were actually coming out of areas of the brain during sleep which reinforces the theory that sleep is important to have a cleaner and clearer body. read more

Consistency Beats Intensity: Personal Development, Part II

On the first part of the article we explored ways on how to incorporate reading books into our schedule. It also highlighted the advantages of consuming content in an audio format as compared to conventional methods. In the second part of the article we will discover more ways to improve our personal development skill. Specifically, on how to create your own content by writing a blog, a book, or creating a product.

Write your own blog or book

Most people want to write their own book someday, knowing that they have a good story or knowledge to share to the world. Money can also be a motivator as you hear the news of a best-selling author making millions just by writing a book. However, most people can’t even write a single article due to “lack of time” or after realizing that it is not as simple as they previously thought. read more

Consistency Beats Intensity: Personal Development, Part I

The first two parts of the series deal with the Financial and Health aspects of the Consistency philosophy. The last part of this series is effectively the vehicle in which the other aspects rely on: Personal Development.

Personal development entails all of the things that we do to improve our skills or abilities, which in turn enables us to be more productive, earn more money, and manage our time better. A high personal development skill gives us the necessary tools to increase our income or profits (and so improve the Financial aspect), as well as solidify the disciplines we need in our daily life (which improves the Health aspect). read more

Consistency Beats Intensity: Health, Part II

On the first part of the article we discussed the importance of health and how people tend to perform “binge” behavior when it comes to exercise, diet, and setting lifestyle goals. The article also illustrated that these behaviors do not tend to work in the long term and we need consistent actions in order to achieve our health goals.

Doing Small, Consistent Actions

So what is the better alternative to binge diet, exercise, and New Year’s resolutions? These things fail because they are not incorporated properly in a person’s lifestyle, and so this disruption produces uncomfortable feelings and eventually the person’s willpower to achieve the goal diminishes. read more