For the important things you have to consider, think like a venture capitalist: jot down everything you can on the subject you're trying to decide on ( the pros, cons for example) and read it out loud.
This is almost like writing an investment memo for a V.C. investment: for this situation, the investment is of your time, money, energy, etc.
Perseverance is about as important to achievement as gasoline is to driving a car. Sure, there will be times when you feel like you're spinning your wheels, but you'll always get out of the rut with genuine perseverance. Without it, you won't even be able to start your engine.
Instead of describing the things you want to do or the places you want to go, you’re going to describe what you actually do with your time.
Keep a diary of your activities. Make an entry in your time diary at least once every 30 minutes, and keep this up for at least a week. It forces you to see what you're actually doing and what you're not doing.
I used to suffer from FOMO. That is, "Fear of Missing Out." You've probably heard of it. Hell, you probably suffer from it in one form or another. For me, for a number of years, it was travel. Show me a pretty picture and my knee-jerk reaction was that I needed to sell my last pair of shoes to go there.
FOMO make us want to accumulate as many experiences as possible, but at the same time, it robs those experiences of any real meaning. That's because it causes people to make their decisions based not on the reality of the experience, but rather the imagined experience.
The way to get out of feeling FOMO is to start killing those fantasies that you’re letting rule your decision making.And that means understanding there’s no such thing as a perfect night out or a perfect party.
Sleep doctor Michael Breus says creating the perfect daily routine is about figuring out your chronotype, or your preference for mornings or evenings. According to Dr. Breus, there are four main chronotypes: bears, dolphins, lions, and wolves.