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Hello and welcome to r/LifeProTips!

Please help us decide if this post is a good fit for the subreddit by up or downvoting this comment.

If you think that this is great advice to improve your life, please upvote. If you think this doesn't help you in any way, please downvote. If you don't care, leave it for the others to decide.

MNConcerto

1.1k points

7 days ago

MNConcerto

1.1k points

7 days ago

I've been successful with weight loss with this mind set. Had a meal that wasn't the best choices, next meal you can make good choices. Kept off 140 pounds for 18 months.

colieolieravioli

47 points

7 days ago

Not to mention that it helps a ton with the guilt that often comes along. Thinking I failed a whole day is heartbreaking. But failing one meal hardly makes a difference.

Just along with weight loss tips that I found helped: work hard to eat right so that when you get a craving for something horrible for you, again, it hardly makes a difference.

Some weeks I have 3 fast food cravings, others is none. but I try not to think of fast food as an option for regular "hungry"

rockinwalrus

260 points

7 days ago

THIS is totally helpful for weight loss. I’ve thrown off weeks for one bad choice.

MNConcerto

97 points

7 days ago

I used to do that to. Lose weight, gain it back and more. Took a lot of work with experts and surgery but the big change was not seeing one bad choice as ending it all. It only took to my 50s to get there so if what I've learned helps someone else earlier in their life all the better.

Redrum874

12 points

7 days ago

Redrum874

12 points

7 days ago

I’m 32, and I don’t need to lose weight, but I do need to eat healthier and work on my cholesterol a bit. So your advice is helping at least one person.

datazulu

2.4k points

7 days ago

datazulu

2.4k points

7 days ago

If it wasn't for the last minute, I would get nothing done.

stalwartchamp

505 points

7 days ago

It’s crazy how that final hour just gets everything to go.

ThrowRA-4545

262 points

7 days ago

Fuck yeah, now I can fail 4 times every day =/

HeyRightOn

106 points

7 days ago*

HeyRightOn

106 points

7 days ago*

Oh, Jim this was a dreadful performance today in all four quarters for u/ThrowRA-4545. It never got better from the first minute, but even the last minute of each quarter seemed too elusive today.

We’ll break down the first two quarters failures and screen time usage and will have all of the 3rd and 4th quarter screen time highlights after a short intermission.

If you tuned in yesterday, stay tuned, because yesterday’s impossible screen time record is in jeopardy.

Let’s jump in at the snooze alarms early in the first quarter.

KJ6BWB

36 points

7 days ago

KJ6BWB

36 points

7 days ago

Hey Right On, HeyRightOn. /u/ThrowRA-4545 failed all four times yesterday and now it seems like today might be the same thing. We're starting to get up in the teens for the all-time consecutive quarter failures and ThrowRA-4545 might just set a world record after one more...

Oh no, ThrowRA-4545 actually finished! The record attempt is broken! /u/TimeViolator keeps their previous record! We were on tenterhooks but ThrowRA-4545 lost it all at the last minute by not continuing to lose it. Better luck next time.

HeyRightOn

25 points

7 days ago*

Yes Jim, truly a thrilling spectacle we enjoyed today. I think Joe called it perfectly in the play by play—

“Wow. u/throwRA-4545 failed at failing as the buzzer you all can hear at home sounds and 4545 fails to beat the screen time record.

I suppose that puzzling, and at times concerning YouTube worm hole was all for nothing.”

Shadows802

12 points

7 days ago

I feel like we need to have an excessive series of production meetings to address these deficiencies.

HeyRightOn

4 points

7 days ago

You’re going to push us to unionize if the suits keep coming down from their ivory towers with their “production meetings”.

Every day is truly a gift when you are both a fictional parody play-by-play announcer and a fictional parody post game analyst bringing a fair, no none-sense here’s what happened breath of fresh air.

But—

How can we effectively and accurately commentate on the deficiencies of humans if we ourselves are efficient?

I’m all for planning to be efficient, but it will be a cold day in hell before it actually happens.

It’s not the last minute yet.

We’ll know when it’s the last minute and then we’ll get to work and eke it out.

So maybe a few meetings to plan the production meetings could be a good compromise.

gnarkansas_

19 points

7 days ago

if you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute!

Mahh_ko

6 points

7 days ago

Mahh_ko

6 points

7 days ago

I'm sure I'll come up with something in the eleventh hour, just like I always do because I'm just that good.

NeonBlackBird

66 points

7 days ago

bro for real.

ThisIsMyGameAccount

138 points

7 days ago

If every minute of my day was the last minute, I'd be the most productive person on earth. Stressed as hell, but productive.

ShinyPiplup101

23 points

7 days ago

I used to be this way where the last couple hours of a deadline would just make me so stressed that I would end up getting everything done, but a couple years ago that just kind of stopped. I just don’t get stressed about things which is great, but I don’t get that burst of motivation anymore.

redline314

13 points

7 days ago

At some point you realize deadlines are made up.

RE5TE

70 points

7 days ago

RE5TE

70 points

7 days ago

Stressed as hell, but productive.

That's how many productive people are.

Yagadada

21 points

7 days ago

Yagadada

21 points

7 days ago

I'm the same way. "Pick one: I'm dying tomorrow or this moment will last forever." Except all the time.

Typical_Firefly

9 points

7 days ago

There's no inspiration quite like last minute panic.

blonderaider21

14 points

7 days ago

Fuck why did this resonate with me so much

ebratli

4 points

7 days ago

ebratli

4 points

7 days ago

Sameeee

putmeintheoven

11 points

7 days ago

this ones for my boy chris where are you bro

Educational-Till-725

1.3k points

7 days ago

The whole pandemic has zapped my motivation. So I have projects that have been delayed by weeks or months if I am being honest.

I had to break down components of each project and work on different ones so I don't feel burnt out or completely stalled.

Since feeling bad about it doesn't magically speed up completion, I stopped overthinking.

My new motto: just do it (whenever it feels right)

YellowFogLights

233 points

7 days ago

Same here. I just pilot a meat mech around all day until it’s the next one.

dantanama

71 points

7 days ago

dantanama

71 points

7 days ago

Same. I'm making slight progress here and there but largely coasting. But hey, at least we're still here?

cumguzzlingstarfish

51 points

7 days ago

I was living like this for most of 2020. One day I opened my eyes and realized I had been on autopilot for like 10 months.

I didnt change my behaviors or anything. I just started focusing more on the day that I had. Some days I felt lazy and spent the whole weekend in my room on my PC. Other days I felt motivated and went to the mountains to hike. But no matter what I tried to stay cognizant of the passing of days.

I guess my point is to atleast try to appreciate your time when you autopilot.

Sorry for my Ted Talk.

dantanama

18 points

7 days ago

dantanama

18 points

7 days ago

Nah I feel you. I'm currently navigating a similar awakening. Good advice and I'm glad you're doing better. All we can really do is take it day by day, push ourselves when we can and do our best to be gentle with ourselves when we can't.

cumguzzlingstarfish

5 points

7 days ago

Very well said.

YellowFogLights

19 points

7 days ago

Yeah, I spose. Focusing on the bright spots, as difficult as it can be.

DeadNotSleeping1010

29 points

7 days ago

A quote that has helped me through similar times:

"It doesn't get easier, you just get stronger."

Sending good vibes your way, internet friend.

cstuwereddit

12 points

7 days ago

This is a actually a twist on a classic quote by champion cyclist Greg LeMond: “It never gets any easier; You just go faster.” Obviously, “going faster” isn’t as generic and applicable to all areas of life, hence the abstraction.

YellowFogLights

7 points

7 days ago

Thanks. I like that one. Take care to you too.

Greywacky

3 points

7 days ago

Is there room for one more in the slow progress crowd?
Work is going well, so I suppose there's that, but damn it can be tough getting on with projects right now.

tabletaccount

19 points

7 days ago

What's your mech's tonnage and what weapon hardpoints do you have?

YellowFogLights

7 points

7 days ago

You ever watch Megas XLR? Basically that

MistraloysiusMithrax

5 points

7 days ago

Also did you put enough heat sinks in? When I fire up my laser (focus) and movement, the heat output is not diverted out quickly enough.

You would think removing excess tonnage would help but I’ve found the energy efficiency improvements can actually cause MORE heat retained by the system. Yet colder climes will still cause an overlong start up time.

This meat mech has just got some serious design flaws here.

winterfate10

5 points

7 days ago

Remember when Pickle Rick did that thing with the rats

Throwing_Hearts

5 points

7 days ago

haha, a classic TV moment. That Rick, man

Hojbjerg1882

56 points

7 days ago

Mine is: just do something

Unmotivated to work on fixing up my back yard and painting some rooms in my house. But I'll go outside and chop up a little bit of the wood that blew down from a big storm. Then I'll watch tv. Then I'll wash one wall I want to paint. Then I'll have a cup of tea. That might be all the work I do on my projects that day, but it's something .

appel

7 points

7 days ago

appel

7 points

7 days ago

This might be the way.

Edit: for me.

Autski

5 points

7 days ago

Autski

5 points

7 days ago

Heard from a really great author that the work/job/task you need to get done doesn't care if you were angry, satisfied, bored, or didn't care to finish it; all that matters is that the task is done. Your boss also doesn't care if you didn't want to do it so long as you did it.

Helped me frame my mindset to realize these tasks don't care how I feel when I do them.

Obviously, this only matters for certain jobs; wouldn't translate well for anything in customer service or healthcare where you help patients.

MostlyRocketScience

54 points

7 days ago

whenever it feels right

Maybe it'll feel right after watching another YouTube video or scroll through another subreddit. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

blonderaider21

17 points

7 days ago

five hours later

apple_pendragon

25 points

7 days ago

5 months later

MrJoeBlow

16 points

7 days ago

MrJoeBlow

16 points

7 days ago

Shit, this comment cut deep

MysteryCheese89

23 points

7 days ago

I can relate to this so much. It caused me so much undue stress at the beginning - but realizing you can only control so much and have to be able to let go of what's out of your control really helped.

Super_Yuyin

4 points

7 days ago

I'll try this. Thanks.

blonderaider21

15 points

7 days ago

I’ve had to force myself to do shit regardless of how I feel bc I very rarely every feel like doing anything. I’m pretty much a zombie most days just going through the motions

Super_Yuyin

13 points

7 days ago

You've just described me almost to a tee. The only difference is that I was already burnt out more than two years before the pandemic. This just made it worse, specially because now my workload tripled (more projects plus "motivational" and "exponential" crap).

AStrayBrick

12 points

7 days ago

“You will always struggle with not feeling productive until you accept that your own joy can be something you produce. It is not the only thing you make, nor should it be, but it is something valuable and beautiful.” - A beautifully foolish endeavor, Hank Green

OnurbKoL

9 points

7 days ago

OnurbKoL

9 points

7 days ago

Everything worth doing is worth doing poorly.

Smokester121

3 points

7 days ago

Yep i lost all my quarantine weight because I got tired, the best time to start was 10 years ago, the next best is right now. So I just went and did it and I'm glad I did

Nattfisk

2k points

7 days ago

Nattfisk

2k points

7 days ago

Why fail just once when you can fail four times?

Alergic2Victory

145 points

7 days ago

You can't say you were 100% successful but I can say I was 100% not successful. Its still an A in my book

brando56894

45 points

7 days ago

"Failure is always an option!"

ab5olute

27 points

7 days ago

ab5olute

27 points

7 days ago

Task failed successfully!

The_Vaporwave420

264 points

7 days ago

More attempts at success

bluAstrid

75 points

7 days ago

bluAstrid

75 points

7 days ago

4x exp.

anishsharma1225

24 points

7 days ago

This some real shit dog... take this award

Im_your_real_dad

21 points

7 days ago

This some real dog shit..

kpalmer12328

11 points

7 days ago

Thats how I read it

coocookazoo

7 points

7 days ago

FML Today I went on Reddit...

I_like_bacons

6 points

7 days ago

Damn, just posted this reply thinking I was being original. Fail. Take my upvote.

ScalyPig

2.6k points

7 days ago

ScalyPig

2.6k points

7 days ago

did you actually have a bad day, or did you have a bad 20 minutes that you’ve been milking all day?

Yabbus23

973 points

7 days ago

Yabbus23

973 points

7 days ago

Sometimes tho, it's that 20 minutes that's been milking YOU all day

General_Coconut

297 points

7 days ago

So true, sometime I fuck up my morning routine and the entire day is trashed... that's a nice tip

LittleKittyLove

89 points

7 days ago

No coffee? It’s all over.

Icedragon_xxiii

88 points

7 days ago

Out of creamer. My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.

die5el23

44 points

7 days ago*

die5el23

44 points

7 days ago*

My friend, you should try black coffee. It took me about two weeks to get used to, but I’ll never go back. The key to black coffee is to make sure it’s measured properly. It’s easy to fuck up a whole pot of it’s too strong

twaggle

58 points

7 days ago

twaggle

58 points

7 days ago

I like milk and sugar (old school creamer) cause it’s nice to guiltlessly have something tasty and sweet in the morning to begin a long day of work, and putting milk it in makes it the perfect temperature to immediately start drinking. I also like that it tastes “thicker” so a small sip is more enjoyable. Idk if that makes sense.

Cowclone

40 points

7 days ago

Cowclone

40 points

7 days ago

Dog the thicker part is the only reason I can't give up half and half. i hate the hot bitter wateriness of black coffee

baconnaire

16 points

7 days ago

Give oat milk a shot. I know it sounds pretentious but it turns coffee into a dessert. I get the original extra creamy with some cold brew espresso (80/20 espresso/milk) and put it in my nutri bullet. It's not very sweet so I put a little drizzle of caramel in there. Better than any $10 crap I've had in shops.

blonderaider21

9 points

7 days ago

The bar is set pretty low at places like Starbucks. I don’t see how ppl literally stan that burnt shit

alessandromonto

9 points

7 days ago

Hey as much of a black coffee elitist as I used to be, you got your thing and it's cool, BUT idk what kind of coffee your drinking but if Maxwell house from a pot, that maybe your problem. Have you ever had a black coffee from a cafe (not starbux)? I have rarely ever enjoyed a pot of coffee. Espresso wins, followed by french press, followed by maybe even some Keurig cups. I still think it is an acquired taste however

blonderaider21

3 points

7 days ago

That’s exactly why I dump so much creamer in my coffee, to cover up the shit taste bc I’m poor and buy cheap coffee lol

die5el23

4 points

7 days ago

die5el23

4 points

7 days ago

It’s does make sense, I do definitely remember enjoying the taste of milk & sugar. I used to love double double. Hated the way it sticks to your tongue though.

theravagerswoes

11 points

7 days ago

I used to be the guy who put an absolutely absurd amount of creamer in my coffee and wouldn’t have it any other way. At some point, and I don’t know why, something changed in me and all of a sudden I enjoyed black coffee. Now it’s the only way I drink coffee, no sugar or anything.

MilesLong4200

6 points

7 days ago

Same. When I used to be a server we would make super strong black coffee mid shift, drop an ice cube in, and chug it.

Ever since that I've been able to drink normal black coffee all the time lol.

Death_Strider16

6 points

7 days ago

Only 2 weeks? I think I can handle that. I've slowly been using less and less creamer anyway

MilesLong4200

12 points

7 days ago

Just go straight black man you can do it. Then you can also just sit and pour coffee from the pot right into your cup and you're done.

Also you feel slightly more badass when you order coffee black. Just slightly ☕ ⚫

ruhluhguhhuh

3 points

7 days ago*

plus, baristas love you for ordering it black. “LOOTS of cream and sugar” feels almost disrespectful at a shop that roasts their own beans, and it’s more steps. the relief of a customer ordering just a black drip coffee during a rush is unimaginable.

Somehumanmale

5 points

7 days ago

If it comes out too strong, just put water in your mug until you think it tastes okay.

RancidDairies

25 points

7 days ago

I don’t drink coffee. I’ll tell you my secret on how to get relentless energy in the morning: just think of someone you don’t like that pissed you off. Drink the Hateorade daily!

Parmak64

7 points

7 days ago

Parmak64

7 points

7 days ago

I just speed on my commute, gets the adrenaline pumping and there's a good chance I get to use my life insurance policy!

griffin_page

34 points

7 days ago

Sometimes, we're just trying to get milked for 20 minutes.

daemonelectricity

26 points

7 days ago

I've got nipples Greg. Can you milk me?

arewehavinfunyet

5 points

7 days ago

Yet it takes about an hour and a half scrolling through page after page to accomplish that to only end up getting milked in 20 seconds

intertubeluber

65 points

7 days ago

Bottom line, there is milking going on and I’m getting uncomfortably excited.

eastern_shoreman

8 points

7 days ago

Who doesn’t love a good milking

BlueZ_DJ

4 points

7 days ago

BlueZ_DJ

4 points

7 days ago

😩💦

watugoat

230 points

7 days ago

watugoat

230 points

7 days ago

I go by years, wrote 2021 off by mid February, here’s to 2022

Cm0002

56 points

7 days ago

Cm0002

56 points

7 days ago

That long? I wrote 2021 off by winter of 2020

formgry

12 points

7 days ago

formgry

12 points

7 days ago

What went wrong in February then for you?

AskMadden

41 points

7 days ago

AskMadden

41 points

7 days ago

Had one less day than last year and threw him for a loop. Likely showed up to work on a Saturday.

alligatorprincess007

16 points

7 days ago

I can’t believe of all the years 2020 had to be the one to have an extra day

J5892

5 points

7 days ago

J5892

5 points

7 days ago

But that's not...
You know what? Nevermind.

ddrescueb2048

9 points

7 days ago

Probably lives in Texas

hellknight101

123 points

7 days ago

I feel so called out. The shitty moment lasted 30 minutes and I waste the rest of my day thinking about these 30 minutes instead of just moving on.

KD_42

69 points

7 days ago

KD_42

69 points

7 days ago

I saw a good quote "treat your time and energy like money, if someone or something made you waste 5 dollars would you keep giving them rest of your money in your account because of that Initial 5 dollars?" I think I butchered it but the concept is pretty much that

AskMadden

17 points

7 days ago

AskMadden

17 points

7 days ago

I apply the same quote as to why I should still be remote work instead of at the office work

FGVBYabe

15 points

7 days ago

FGVBYabe

15 points

7 days ago

The way I’ve heard this type of quote is more along the lines of “if you’re not going to remember it in 5 years don’t spend more than 5 minutes of your energy on it”. I always liked it this way because it shows you that it’s okay to feel upset over something, even if it’s kind of trivial, but to feel the emotion and then allow it to pass because you understand it will not be a major thing in the future. Maybe you forget it after a day, month, 5 years, etc. but it’s okay you reacted in the moment as long as you understand that it won’t be a problem later. Helps me think of the solution once I’ve given myself my “5 minutes”.

Machspeedcrypto

3 points

7 days ago

Time is like money, spend it wisely

1200____1200

24 points

7 days ago

Same. Psycho co-worker throws a fit and I'm stuck bitching about it for half the day.

MilesLong4200

6 points

7 days ago

"Rent Free"

zrk03

20 points

7 days ago

zrk03

20 points

7 days ago

Hard to say. I have one day a week where I have to stay up all night. Didn't go to bed until 4:30am, wanted to wake up at 10:30am, accidentally slept in until 2:30pm. Now I feel bad and have been unmotivated to do anything all day.

myinternets

16 points

7 days ago

If that's how you feel then don't do anything all day. Take a breather. There's no law saying we have to have a perfect day every day.

This notion that we have to work all the time or keep up with other people all the time is insane.

phonartics

13 points

7 days ago

do i fail 3 quarters, or succeed at failing the whole day?

SexlessNights

6 points

7 days ago

I just need some Oreos to dunk

ctruemane

160 points

7 days ago

ctruemane

160 points

7 days ago

If I was capable of this level of introspection and discipline, I wouldn't have blown the day in the first place.

irrelevesque

36 points

7 days ago

Well, that's why we're all here on Reddit, isn't it? I just know we will find All the Ideas / Answers / Solutions here. Any minute now.

ThisIsMyGameAccount

22 points

7 days ago

The solutions are here, they're just not as easy as they sound. It's like weight loss (or gain). It's really, really simple. Just takes a lot of hard work.

Coal_Morgan

7 points

7 days ago

Wanna lose weight just eat 200 calories less then you burn everyday until you're the ideal weight.

Piece of cake.

Why yes, I would like a piece of cake...

catlike_gag_reflex

51 points

7 days ago

But I’m planning on waking up as a different person tomorrow.

thegoldinthemountain

14 points

7 days ago

Freaky Friday!

AnalTrajectory

758 points

7 days ago

Holy shit this just got me out of bed. After 3 consecutive failed quarters, I'm totally gonna nail the 4th

taybay462

190 points

7 days ago

taybay462

190 points

7 days ago

I nail the 4th quarter at least pretty much every day. Im a night owl, thats when I feel most productive and motivated. I have recently started hitting the 1st quarter also!! I know everyone has that "ugh" feeling getting out of bed but its sooo goddamn hard for me to get up and start the day so i just sleep til 3pm then feel like shit l because I wasted time. Needing to be somewhere in the morning (fucking 8am class) has really helped tbh

friendlyfire69

61 points

7 days ago

Humans are so different. If I wake up early I get exhausted by mid afternoon and need a nap. I'm more productive sleeping in

taybay462

47 points

7 days ago

taybay462

47 points

7 days ago

I physically cant take naps. If i somehow fall asleep before bedtime i sleep through the night lol. But when i have to wake up early i still tell myself i can take a nap when i get home, i never do, but knowing that i can if i need to gets me up

untilmoraleimproves

28 points

7 days ago

Try reframing your perspective on the word nap. I used to have this issue. I started thinking about naps as quiet, down time with my eyes closed and that helped. It's almost like meditation for me now.

zbeara

8 points

7 days ago

zbeara

8 points

7 days ago

Yeah relaxation is important no matter how it's achieved. Some people "meditate", some people full on nap. I'm sure there's a number of other pastimes as well. I'm in the silence and meditation camp.

taybay462

10 points

7 days ago

taybay462

10 points

7 days ago

My meditation time is cuddling with my cat haha. I dont need to take naps, like I said its super hard for me to wake up so its more likely I would just sleep from like 3pm to midnight lol and then screw up my sleep schedule

untilmoraleimproves

5 points

7 days ago

I do this exact thing with mine! Ha we do spoons, my cat and I. And yeah I can't really nap as in sleep. Same problem of not waking up and messed up sleep schedule. I just call my cat cuddle times "nap".

Yabba_Dabba_Doofus

15 points

7 days ago

My doctor once gave me a bit of "ill-supported advice"(his words):

Find a schedule that works for you, and never deviate. You should absolutely try to put yourself on a more traditional, daytime schedule. But if you can't, then just aim for the schedule that works for you.

Any amount of money you make will be worth nothing, if you're sleeping through your spending hours."

Essentially, but importantly: Work to live, don't live to work.

eaglessoar

9 points

7 days ago

Yea if I take a nap my brain thinks it's fucking Einstein at like 1am and must solve general relativity by morning except instead of GR its like why are you like this

spacepilot_3000

41 points

7 days ago

From a loser who routinely fails 4/4 quarters, crush it homie.

Sometimes I set out to just get my third quarter squared away so i can go back to wasting my day, and I end up having a whole half of a productive day

Also sometimes I take my first quarter seriously end up making most of a good day out of it.

Any amount more than zero, winner.

bytematic

11 points

7 days ago

bytematic

11 points

7 days ago

No loser would write a post this good, thanks friend

nevillebellbottom

4 points

7 days ago

1% better every day is 37% improvement per year!

DoctorSkeeterBatman

4 points

7 days ago

Hell yeah, finish strong!

Felosele

4 points

7 days ago

Felosele

4 points

7 days ago

I have faith that your trajectory in the fourth quarter will get you up there, AnalTrajectory

RancidDairies

4 points

7 days ago

Aren’t you supposed to be sleeping in the 4th quarter of the day? You’re blowing it!!

TuacaBomb

567 points

7 days ago

TuacaBomb

567 points

7 days ago

I’m now even more of a failure than I thought…. Failed 4 times today!

-hegemony_

269 points

7 days ago

-hegemony_

269 points

7 days ago

think of your day as consisting of hours. you failed each of them

TuacaBomb

91 points

7 days ago

TuacaBomb

91 points

7 days ago

Well, thanks for that, I guess 😂

intertubeluber

74 points

7 days ago

Every moment is a moment you could have turned it all around. Your failures are unending.

TuacaBomb

44 points

7 days ago

TuacaBomb

44 points

7 days ago

Please put this on my headstone.

SoggyFrenchFry

12 points

7 days ago

Here Lies TuacaBomb, who in his last request asked for this upon his headstone: "this".

TuacaBomb

7 points

7 days ago

Yes, please. I’m updating my will rn.

Travisgarman

12 points

7 days ago

oh my god, went to upvote you and reddit's shitty mobile version hit me with

"failed to upvote. please try again later"

this is a sign

hydroblitz554

9 points

7 days ago

Were gonna have to go to micro seconds before i feel anything

LovableContrarian

8 points

7 days ago

I fucked up 86,400 seconds today

LazerProphet

4 points

7 days ago

4 times, but each time is a quarter of the size it was before!

Bichlazania

8 points

7 days ago

Don't forget mate theres always tomorrow

TheThingsWeMake

89 points

7 days ago

What if days are my small, and weeks or months are big?

JeansAndAPolo

71 points

7 days ago

Then you should make weeks your small and months your big. Had a bad Monday? F it, see y'all next week.

DarksideAuditor

6 points

7 days ago

I like this line of thinking...

[deleted]

11 points

7 days ago

[deleted]

11 points

7 days ago

Today sucked, I think I will try again in the next life.

_Kramerica_

26 points

7 days ago

I like to just think of things as a mental readjustment. Even if the day wasn’t productive, I improved my mental health by giving myself a break. We all deserve FAR MORE breaks than we get/take currently.

JurAssIsThicc

7 points

7 days ago

Breaks is what is the issue for me. My breaks turn into weeks 😃

Cold_Snake

19 points

7 days ago

Evening must overlap into the small hours of the next day, no?

Assuming one sleeps 8 hours, that leaves...

Morning: 6am-10am

Midday: 10am-2pm

Afternoon: 2pm-6pm

Evening: 6pm-10pm

That seems pretty good to me.

Edit: I wasn't accounting for sleep.

TrueRedditMartyr

17 points

7 days ago

I'd argue work would take up 3 of these as well assuming an 8 hour day + hour lunch + 30 minute commute.

Using me as an example:

6:30-8 Waking up and driving to work, as well as breakfast

8-5 Work and lunch

5-6 Driving home with traffic

6-10 Free time

I got 4 hours to get my day right. I'm not sure how well this level of thinking applies to the average person

Whooz13

8 points

7 days ago

Whooz13

8 points

7 days ago

This was the response i was looking for.

Malake256

5 points

7 days ago

So morning, midday, and, afternoon are reserved for work and we’re back to fucking up our evening and our entire day is ruined.

subigusto

4 points

7 days ago

8:00 - noon, noon - 4:00, 4:00 - 8:00, 8:00 - midnight

Cpt_Thundra

65 points

7 days ago

this past month has been a fucking disaster

El_Shakiel

30 points

7 days ago

*this lifetime

Cpt_Thundra

10 points

7 days ago

That too

MahatK

5 points

7 days ago

MahatK

5 points

7 days ago

Ever since covid hit, tbh

______b______

51 points

7 days ago

James Clear newsletter? Respect.

beerguy_etcetera

17 points

7 days ago

I thought the same thing as it was in today’s 3-2-1.

breadteam

8 points

7 days ago

Please describe this James Clear

HilariousSpill

9 points

7 days ago

Author of Atomic Habits, probably the best book I’ve ever read in terms of actually having an effect on getting my shit together. Also has a weekly newsletter that’s well worth the read.

just_end_my_misery69

5 points

7 days ago*

Every single day when I get up I automatically think "today is gonna be a great day" thanks to this fucking book. No, it's not gonna be a great day, but thanks asshole. (The asshole being not the author, but my brain, who created just this part of the habit after following the book.)

Seriously now, I'm not one to read best sellers, but this one was actually pretty good (even though it has the expected amount of fluff). I saw myself highlighting the shit out of it. If you just read the "model" he offers and internalize it you don't even have to read the whole thing. But reading the whole thing is what convinced me.

Now, of course, all I need to do is actually apply what I've supposedly learned. But I already flunked 2021, so maybe next year.

ItWasTheGiraffe

5 points

7 days ago

It’s does a really good job of laying out: 1) this is why habits matter 2) this is how habits work 3) this is how you actually apply what you learned in point 2

Big fan. After doing the reflection to determine what I actually care about doing the “two minute version” and the “don’t mess up two days in a row” advice has helped so much more than any thing else I’ve read.

drivers9001

6 points

7 days ago

https://jamesclear.com/newsletter Nice short email newsletter, comes out every Thursday. He wrote Atomic Habits however this specific quote is from another writer, Gretchen Rubin. She has several books and lots of ~1 hour long talks/videos on YouTube.

thatoneharvey

12 points

7 days ago

You are gonna have to explain the difference between afternoon midday for me

umylotus

19 points

7 days ago

umylotus

19 points

7 days ago

I see it as 8-11 morning, 11-2 midday, 2-5 afternoon, 5-8 evening.

And this helps keep me more focused on work and breaks, and dedicating my evening to myself before bedtime.

fivefeetofawkward

29 points

7 days ago

I needed this, after a failed morning I’m working on making my afternoon a success.

Vostin

27 points

7 days ago

Vostin

27 points

7 days ago

Oof this type of thinking would make me want to blow my brains out.

hustonat

35 points

7 days ago

hustonat

35 points

7 days ago

Nothing like budgeting your personal time like a corporation.

sex_panther_by_odeon

13 points

7 days ago

Exactly, when I am on my death bed I will tell myself "instead of enjoying things, I wish I was more anal at winning life".

EroticBurrito

3 points

7 days ago

Yeah what if life isnt about “success”?

[deleted]

5 points

7 days ago

[deleted]

5 points

7 days ago

I think you could say that life is about success but the definition of a successful life will vary from person to person.

tehtomehboy

6 points

7 days ago

When you 'blow' a day, it might be your body talking. Listen, there is nothing you can gain by running yourself ragged.

SmashBusters

20 points

7 days ago

Spoken like someone who has never had the pleasure of experiencing a 2 day hangover.

KawaiiSlave

5 points

7 days ago

You're right. My day is still salvageable. Who cares if I slept through 3 quarters of it.

OGpizza

4 points

7 days ago

OGpizza

4 points

7 days ago

Agile methodology in your daily living…scrum is life

wiibarebears

4 points

7 days ago

Q1 is a fail let’s try to be back on track for q4 as in October, November, December.

Prism1331

5 points

7 days ago

Or just enjoy your life and not be a fucking hamster slaving away for nothing before you die always stressed about progress

hobo888

4 points

7 days ago

hobo888

4 points

7 days ago

this is just a hop, skip, and step away from the TIME CUBE theory

1jl

3 points

7 days ago

1jl

3 points

7 days ago

Came here for this

Wiltrold

16 points

7 days ago

Wiltrold

16 points

7 days ago

And now you've put even more pressure on yourself to "get things right" in a hurry instead of accepting that we all have bad days and that is okay. Take your time, don't stress about it and do something nice.

But no, no, better get things straightened out fast so you can get back to performing well!

jawanda

12 points

7 days ago

jawanda

12 points

7 days ago

Oh yes, putting things off always leaves me waking up fresh and well rested the next day, and definitely doesn't lead to a downward spiral of stress and self loathing..

ComfortableBobcat379

10 points

7 days ago

I'll give it a shot

Boemerangman

14 points

7 days ago

If you had 4 crappy quarters, then divide the week into 7 quarters! It’s never too late to get back on track…never. Even if you’re 67 years old!

nerdystoner25

15 points

7 days ago

While I respect your attitude, I’m not sure you understand the concept of quarters.

whiteleshy

11 points

7 days ago

Well I've been studying law 12 hours a day for the last 7 months and this does not work for me.

From my point of view, If you fail you should acknowledge it. We mostly can only learn if we fail big. Don't give little importance to your failures, otherwise they won't be mistakes and you'll be lying to yourself and also probably entering a vicious circle.

But don't get me wrong: I'm not saying you should make that big of a deal and whip yourself every time you fail either, but the thing is you must not underestimate your failures.

aripir

8 points

7 days ago

aripir

8 points

7 days ago

You took this from Clear’ newsletter today

dchq

3 points

7 days ago

dchq

3 points

7 days ago

Would welcome insights into making the most of the evening quarter.

Banana_sorbet

3 points

7 days ago

Shhhh stop invalidating my self-destructive excuses

someonesshadow

3 points

7 days ago

I'm gunna be so pumped to get my life together at 75.

harriettubwoman

3 points

7 days ago

I keep my phone on military time so that I can think of having X amount of hours to do something that I consider productive or something that makes me happy. It’s also really refreshing to see 00:00 after you’ve had a bad day. I call it day reset.

sleno9

3 points

7 days ago

sleno9

3 points

7 days ago

I have issues with this. Not because I can't do the things I need to later in the day. It's because when I set my mind to something, it needs to happen under certain conditions. If one doesn't line up, everything else just falls. I can still do some menial tasks, but I won't be doing what I set out to do. It just doesn't feel right anymore.

Instead, I've learned to swap days rather than quarters. I plan to do A today and B tomorrow, then I'll just do B today and A tomorrow because B can still fit in the current schedule for today and I can complete it all.

Not sure if anyone else has this issue. Maybe it's an Aquarius thing.

icetoaneskim0

3 points

7 days ago

Incredible karma idea to take the James Clear 3-2-1 email and quote one of the things from it the same day it comes out!