Reader Q&A: How To Make Time For My Interests

Q: I always go into the year with the best intentions. I have a lot of interests and enjoy several hobbies, and I have a long list of books and articles I want to read. But time and time again, my work gets in the way. I have a demanding job, and it seems likeContinue reading “Reader Q&A: How To Make Time For My Interests”

Reader Q&A: How Do I Make Chores Enjoyable?

Q: I like the idea that we should do things that watch out for our future selves, but in a way that’s enjoyable today. How can I put into practice the idea of being preinclined for things that are legitimately boring, like chores? I don’t find anything enjoyable about folding laundry or doing dishes. A:Continue reading “Reader Q&A: How Do I Make Chores Enjoyable?”

Reader Q&A: Should I Respond to One-off Tasks Quickly?

Q: I read your post about how to implement your Day-to-Day Motivations framework and have a question. One of the examples you cite is about holding off on responding to emails that would benefit from taking more time, and I definitely agree with your proposed handling of the example you used. I also recognize thatContinue reading “Reader Q&A: Should I Respond to One-off Tasks Quickly?”