How Non-Negotiable Habits Will Give You All The Freedom You Need

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So it’s been a transformative time for me.

For starters, it’s my second year of being consistent on WordPress. Never missed a single week’s post, nor a single day’s comments on other blogs.

I’d maintained this momentum through the highs and lows of life, from quitting my job, to falling sick, to publishing a novel, to getting injured. And while I did falter in some habits, my blog has always been a non-negotiable.

New post every Tuesday, twenty comments every day.

What began as an experiment quickly turned into a way of life, and you know what’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned?

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Can Unfinished Tasks Worsen Your Procrastination?

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You know that feeling when you see a grimy spot on the wall but you never get around to cleaning it?

What about when your stash of oats is running low, yet you always delay your trip to the supermarket?

Or my personal favourite, knowing you have work to do, yet somehow being able to fill your time with useless crap like YouTube and Instagram?

Welcome to the world of attention residue, or more specifically, the reason why you get that nagging feeling to complete unfinished tasks and why it can worsen your procrastination.

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The Lazy Person’s Guide To Becoming More Productive

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I may talk a good game about being productive, but the truth of the matter is that nothing can be further from the… well… truth.

After all, I’ve had decades of procrastination under my belt, and you don’t just undo a lifetime of bad habits with a few well-meaning routines. But I try. And you know what I’ve realised? It’s that laziness is my junk food—I know it’s bad for me but boy does it feel good to indulge.

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Why Doing Things Badly Helps You Achieve Your Life Goals

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“Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” Thank you GK Chesterton for that.

With that one sentence, you’ve taught me that taking action without perfection could very well be my gateway to a new habit, that million-dollar book deal, or my dream job (that I’ve yet to determine).

You’ve also taught me that the doubts I’m feeling when writing this article doesn’t really matter. Because writing is worth it. Thus it’s worth doing badly.

So, you ready for a badly-written article? Because I know I am.

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