Habits are a hard thing to build. Let’s fix that.
The podcast that started it all for me was The Art of Manliness. The podcast, and even the website, offer almost an infinite amount of thoughtfully curated content aimed at making men, and women, better. Experts weigh in subjects like how to better manage finances, planning and implementing workouts, how to sharpen personal and interpersonal skills, and even how to survive a bear attack. Mostly, the content is to help readers work on their personal development.
I’ve subscribed to countless productivity gurus, Matt D’Avella, Thomas Frank, and many, many more. But like most people, I struggle with motivation and not procrastinating. Well, I want to experiment and see what works and what doesn’t. Maybe this will help you too. Maybe it won’t. Maybe this is just a huge brain dump that helps. We shall see.
So this content will be different than Farm Traveler. Here, I’ll share strategies, tips/tricks, and books aimed at personal development. This won’t be all serious, it’ll be fun. Stick around.
Back in the day, the Lego aisle at Walmart was my favorite place. Dozens and dozens of Lego sets were there for the taking. I was excited over the prospects of a new toy but also stressed out as to which one to get. “Should I get the new Bionicle set or another Star Wars … Continue Reading The hardest thing about adulthood.
So you’ve heard about Allie and I’s boat. We love taking it out with friends to Shell Island (a little peninsula where all the locals go to hangout on weekends in the summer), fishing, or even afternoon trips with Sadie. Truth is, I’m always scared to take it out. I’m scared the waves might be … Continue Reading Do what scares you.
This year I’ve been trying to stay focused. It’s been going ok, except for wh…SQUIRREL!!! Ok, clearly I still need work. But, one tool that actually has been super helpful is Time Blocking. Queue all the Elon Musk fanboys because this is a tactic that Elon apparently uses daily. Time blocking is pretty much scheduling … Continue Reading Time Blocking
Off and on for the last few years I have attempted journaling. Each morning, actually only mornings where I’m able (aka not lazy enough) to wake up early, I’ll get a cup of coffee or tea, and sit down to journal. The current book I’m journaling with is Bob Goff’s Live in Grace, Walk in … Continue Reading Journaling…Again.
Orange Juice is ALWAYS better.
Plans never go according to plan.
The book, Atomic Habits, describes habits as, “Your brains automatic response to a repeatable event.” Think of it like getting a cup of coffee first thing in the morning or hitting snooze on your alarm clock morning after morning. I’m only about a quarter of the way through with Atomic Habits so far. It’s been … Continue Reading How to build rabbits…I mean, Habits.
6:30 – Wake Up. 6:35 – Journal and Read. 7:00 – Brew Tea and catch up on Farm Traveler emails. 7:30 – Stretch and take the dog for a walk. 8:00 – Shower, eat breakfast. 8:30 – Start work day. Above is my ideal morning routine. Key word here is IDEAL. In actuality, I’m rarely … Continue Reading Why motivation is like showering….It’s recommended daily.
When I first started teaching, I kept telling my students “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” We even wrote it up on the wall as a daily reminder. The purpose was to show that hard work takes time to reap the benefits of. Eventually, only after two years of me teaching, we succeeded in building … Continue Reading “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” – Some old and wise person.
Orange La Croix is my favorite. Pretty much anything orange is. Maybe because I’m from Florida? You never know. “Your first blog post is gonna suck. Your 1000th, will be spectacular.” That’s a recent quote I read in Atomic Habits. A book from author James Clear on how you can develop successful habits. James mentions … Continue Reading The beginnings…