Say no to things

Say no to things

What’s your best time-saving shortcut or life hack? Saying no. Techniques and hacks are all about managing what happens when you say yes to too many things. All the techniques and hacks in the world never add up to the power of no. Having fewer things to do is the best way to get things done. I’m very careful with my time and attention—it’s my most precious resource. If you don’t have that, you can’t do what you want to do. 

Jason Fried 

Once you decide to go down the rabbit hole of exercise and eating, there’s no end to the things you can do and approaches you can take. 

1. Include enough protein 
2. Bump up your veggie intake 
3. Strength train
4. Get enough cardio
5. Drink enough water 
6. Improve sleep hygiene
7. Manage time better 
8. Isometrics, eccentric, concentric
9. Training intensity ? 
10. Bump up NEAT 
11. How much cardio 
12. Balance everything with sport? 

The list is endless. Implementing every idea is impossible. Trying to do it all at once sets you up to fail. 

Pick two or three habits and adopt them with a vengeance. Even on the exercise front, variety is your enemy initially. Aim to master a few exercises and spend 80% of your gym time on 5-6 exercises. Bump up your protein intake. Every 5-8 weeks, once habits are set, add another habit or change. Aim to make it stick every single day. 


For every habit you try to embrace, there will be five equally impactful habits waiting in queue. Fight the temptation to do too much. Pick a few and make them stick.