Idea: Bad Habits – Good Habits = Your Net Worth

Om recently shared this idea:

Pasting the text here for when Twitter embeds inevitably break in the future:

Your net worth is determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good habits.” Ben Franklin #quotestoliveby

I’ve also added this to my quotes page.

Idea: Meditation as Mental Inbox Zero

I’ve been meaning to learn how to meditate for a long time. I’ve put it off for years. This notion of meditation as mental inbox zero was the point of no return for me. I am going to prioritize learning how to meditate now.

If you don’t know what inbox zero is, go read this before doing anything else.

I read about this idea here.

Idea: Don’t Store Ideas in Your Mind

A long time ago I remember reading about David Allen’s idea that goes something like this:

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. – David Allen

Ironically this idea has stuck with me for years and I have found it invaluable. My mind is often relatively empty so I can be totally present with whatever I’m doing. Maybe you’ll find this idea useful too.

Idea: Crazy Roommate Thoughts

Apply the same skepticism to your own thoughts as you would to the ramblings of an outsider like a crazy roommate. I cannot remember the source of this idea but I will update this post if I can remember it.

Idea: Sort Tasks by Energy State

If you have a never ending todo list try sorting the list by energy state. High and low energy tasks. A high energy task would be something that takes quit a bit of mental bandwidth. When you feel tired or uninspired you do the low energy tasks. When you feel amazing or during your most productive time of day do the high energy tasks.

An alternative sort method is to do the thing you least want to do first.

If memory serves this idea comes from Khe Hy