The Five Second Rule

Here’s something I re-discovered recently: the Five Second Rule.

Picture this: it’s 2001. A younger Daniel is dialed into his university’s modem bank, looking for information on how to talk to women. One message stands out: you have about three seconds to either approach a woman or you’ll talk yourself out of it.  I then use that trick to reach out to women I’m interested in and start relationships with some of them. I fall in love, get heartbroken, fall in love again, and forget all about this three-second window.

Flash forward 16 years.

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Meal Planning

If you’re trying to improve your diet, one of the best ways to do it is to plan your meals ahead of time, then buy that stuff, prepare what you can in advance, then you have foods ready to go.  This strategy is an example of what I call scaffolding. Trying to ‘freestyle’ your meals after a full day of work, looking after kids, and everything else is tough. If you don’t have food ready and in your house, you are going to get hungry, there’s not going to be anything healthy in the house, and you’re going to end up with a pizza guy at your door or sitting in the McDonald’s drive-thru waiting for some McNuggets.

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