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Why Track Your Habits?

I first became interested in tracking my habits after reading Atomic Habits by James Clear. While habit tracking is nothing new, the benefits of doing so cannot be understated. As Peter Drucker famously said, “What gets measured gets managed.”

What makes habit tracking so powerful is it solves one of…

Understanding the models derived from physics, chemistry, and biology

The Great Mental Models Vol. 2 by Shane Parrish

Book Notes

Volume two of The Great Mental Models series explores the core mental models derived from the fundamentals of science: physics, chemistry, and biology. Understanding these models will help you improve your understanding of how the world works so you can learn to make better decisions.

Part 1: Physics

“Nothing in life is to…

A shortlist of the best books and articles to elevate your reading for the upcoming year.

This year I read 26 books and hundreds of articles. My interests ranged from behavioral psychology, mental models, note-taking, health, wealth, design, and much more. In no particular order, these are the five books and five articles I found most valuable.

A quick note: These are the best books and…

Here’s how I improved my metabolic health by wearing a Levels CGM (and even lost 8 pounds!)

Disclaimer: This article is for entertainment purposes only. I’m not a doctor nor pretend to be one, so please do not qualify this as medical advice. This article’s content is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

For the past 28 days, I’ve had a tiny needle…

How Roam makes connecting ideas easy so you can become a better thinker and writer

“Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is the practice of capturing the ideas and insights we encounter in our daily life, whether from personal experience, from books and articles, or from our work, and cultivating them over time to produce more creative, higher quality work.”

—Tiago Forte

I’ve tried a lot of…

Blake Reichmann

Engineer & Writer | Writing about the best books, tools for thought, and systems for maximizing creativity at lawsonblake.com

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