If you optimize the default decisions in your life rather than accepting whatever you handed to you then it will be easier to live a better life.
If you sleep with your phone on your bed, the checking social media and email as soon as you wake up likely to be the default decision.
If you keep a dumbbell next to your desk at work, then pumping out some quick curls is more likely to be the default decision.
If you place floss in a visible location (like next to your toothbrush), then flossing is more likely to be the default decision.
If you walk into your living room and your chairs all face the television, then watching television is likely to be the default decision.
If you keep a 1-2 ltr.water bottle with you throughout the day , then drinking water rather than soda is more likely to be default decision.
If I wanted to do so, I could drink a beer as I write this article. However, I am currently sitting at my desk with a glass of water next to me. There are no beers in sight. Although I possess the capability to get up, walk to my car, drive to the store, and buy a beer, I probably won’t because I surrounded by easier alternatives namely, drinking water. In this case, taking a sip of water is the default decision, the easy decision.
Optimizing your daily life is all about three things:-
- Understanding and defining your priorities.
- Building good habits and cultivating the discipline to follow through on those priorities.
- Be kind to yourself.