The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Routine Reboot Edition

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to slowly adjust my daily routine to incorporate some new habits.

The biggest challenge I’ve found is that it’s really easy to slip back into old patterns without thinking about it.

My solution? I’ve set up “reminder” software on my computer – a mix of Fantastical and Breaktime – to yell at me about the new habits I’m establishing. It interrupts what I’m doing, but it grabs my attention.

Do You Really Need Self-Discipline? It depends on the angle you take on the challenges in your life. If you can find ways so that the path of least resistance leads you toward your goal in your day to day life, you don’t need much self-discipline. Doing that may not be as easy as it sounds, though. (@ dumb little man)

Don’t Scratch the Itch It’s easy to get obsessed over one detail. Don’t let that happen. (@ zen habits)

How to Complain Effectively and Get Results The most effective method I’ve found is to stay calm and friendly while having clear documentation of everything you’re saying. (@ five cent nickel)

Conference call hygiene The world would be a much better place if everyone followed these ideas, not just with conference calls, but with most communication. (@ seth godin)

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