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Brain Snacks: Josh Waitzkin – The Art of Learning

Josh Waitzkin - The Art of Learning

Eating right is important. We all know by now that everything we put into our body counts. However, what is equally important is to adopt a proper diet for your mind. Reading and learning is a big part of personal development and I therefore devour books on many different topics. Whenever I come upon something that provides great insights or makes me think, I share it in this new segment.

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How to trick yourself into doing things


Most of the time, the hardest part of getting anything of importance done is to get started doing it at all. Working out? – Too exhausting, I don’t feel like it. Household chores? – I’ll do them tomorrow. Tax declaration? – I still have a week.

We procrastinate because the things we have to do appear to be insurmountable barriers, even though if you look at them objectively they would absolutely doable if we could get ourselves to start doing them. On a certain level we know that. We have been there. Often. And yet we still feel like putting things off.

But how do you begin? How do you make yourself do something you feel like putting off? Simple: Trick yourself into starting. How do you do that? By making very small commitments. Read More »

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Making progress visible – How and why to track your training

Track your training - measuring tape

What gets measured gets managed.” – Peter Drucker

Of course, Drucker was talking about business. But the same fact holds true for training and working out. Remember “how you do one thing is how you do everything”? Let’s see what measuring can do for your training.

In the last post we looked at the formula for behavioral change to get you into the game. This post is about keeping it in there. A very important tool for that is tracking. It can make all the difference between a scattered approach of randomly picking weights and a focused, coherent block of training. Read More »

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A Fool-proof Formula to Making Your Fitness Habit Stick This Time


 It took me a long time to get to a place where I work out regularly. A few years back in college my fitness routine looked kind of like this:

6 amAlarm goes off for my pre-planned, pre-classes workout. Lying in bed I decide that I’m really not a morning person and reschedule for after school. Sleep for another 45min.

2 pmHome from classes. I’m too full from lunch. I will definitely still do it, but only after a nap. Read More »

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Fake Meat Friday: Taifun Tofu-Greenspelt-Hazelnut-Cutlets

Taifun Tofubratlinge - Pack

Meat imitations are a great way for people who are trying to make the switch to vegetarian or vegan or those just looking to eat less meat. Since there is a growing number of excellent and interesting products (and since I’m a big fan of alliterations), I try out one new product every week and publish my impressions at the end of the week in the segment Fake Meat Friday. Read More »

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