A rotating selection of my most popular recent articles and guides.
Productivity & Motivation
Mindfulness & Minimalism
Stress & Anxiety
Sleep & Insomnia
Productive Procrastination: How to Get More Done by Procrastinating on Purpose
How to Think About Feelings: 7 Things You Should Have Learned About Emotions in 3rd Grade
The Inner Game of Success: Why Mastering Our Own Psychology is the Ultimate Competitive Advantage
How I Used The Seinfeld Method to Create a Writing Habit
How to Become More Assertive: A Guide to Living Your Own Life
Nobody Lacks Motivation—We’re Just Motivated Toward the Wrong Things
How to Start a Mindfulness Practice: A Quick Guide for Complete Beginners
Does Everyone Need Therapy?
Cheerfulness Is Not a Personality Trait. It’s a Virtue.
What is Digital Minimalism?
The Summer of Digital Minimalism
The Secret to Productive Mornings is to Make Them Easier not Earlier
The Stress-Reducing Magic of Punctuating Your Life
8 Habits I Practice to Strengthen My Mental Health
The 2 Qualities of Transformative Routines
The Tyranny of Good Ideas
The 4:55 Drill: A Simple Routine to Stay Productive at Work and Relaxed at Home
Why We Worry (and How to Stop)
You’ve Heard of Sex Drive, but Sleep Drive?
5 Productivity Apps That Survived My Digital Purge
Is Fear of Success Really a Thing? Yes and Here’s How It Works
How to Get More Done by Doing Nothing
Is Blue Light Destroying Your Sleep? No, but Worrying About it Is.
Dear Subconscious: A Tiny Trick for Resolving Stuck Points in Your Writing
Minimalism Terrifies Me. And That’s a Really Good Thing.
How The Simpsons Cured My Insomnia
5 Ways to Boost Your Creativity with Divergent Thinking
The Sleep Effort Paradox
Mindfulness Isn’t Magic
Carpooling with My Unconscious
The 4 Causes of Procrastination
The Paradox of Perfectionism
5 Underrated Self-Help Books Everyone Should Read
How We Talk to Our Little Girls and Why It Matters
The Dangers of Intellectualized Emotions
Stress Management is for the Birds
Want to start Meditating? Don’t use an App.
Your Emotional Brain: A User’s Guide
The 7 Habits of a Peaceful and Productive Mind
How to Fall Asleep Fast with Deliberate Worry
How to Find a Side Project You’re Passionate About
The Secret to Becoming an Annoyingly Productive Early Morning Person
Momento Contendere: Why We Should Intentionally Anticipate Our Struggles
2 Proven Tactics to Fall Asleep Fast
Ordinary Mindfulness: How to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life
3 Tips for Building a Mindfulness Practice That Lasts
The 30-Day Digital Declutter
In Defense of Feeling Bad
How to Sabotage Your New Year’s Resolutions