Sep 20

Micro addictions

Jonathan Mead has a great common-sense article over at Zen Habits on “Micro-Addictions”.

The article resonates with me, but especially this portion where he describes what common Micro-Addictions are.

The inability to stop checking your email 10 times a day, when you could be making progress toward building your own business.

The frustrating habit of seeking approval from other people when you know that you should trust your own instincts.

The deceptive habit of using television as convenient entertainment, rather than participating in life.

The addiction to having everything figured out in advance. Instead of going for what you want, you commit to thinking about it a little longer; possibly for the rest of your life.

I never was a big television fan and I’ve weaned myself off checking email constantly all day long after reading 4 Hour Work Week, but I still have my bad habits.

What micro addictions are impeding you from realizing your goals?

Written by Seth Banks

Seth spends most of his days leading the design team at Green Bits and improving Cashboard. Occasionally he finds time to write about music, design, startups, and technology.

Tagged: productivity