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December 9, 2020

Quick example of how to weave small habits into systems for success in your life. 👇

I drink out of my favorite Yeti mug all day. When I first pour in my hot drink, I know it takes 10-15 minutes to cool to a drinkable temperature.

If I walk away and start coding or writing, I know I’ll end up forgetting about my drink long enough for it to get cold.

Instead, I always take that time to do some yoga or bodyweight exercises. Those short bursts of activity get my blood moving and help to refresh my mind.

I also don’t lose track of time with a quick exercise the way I do when I’m in coding flow, so by the time 10-15 minutes pass, I feel ready to stop.

If I make a hot drink 2-4 times a day (nearly 100% of my days) that’s 30 minutes to an hour of exercise in total, without even thinking about it. Boom. Easy.