- Is going to be efficient? – Do you have the time to do?
- Is it going to be effective? – Will it help achieve established goals?
- Can you adhere? – Can you continue to do it so that over time it becomes a behavior you are mindlessly performing.
Reading – I was reading the first 50 pages of every book I picked up. It was not helping me learn anything new from the book and I was not feeling much sense of accomplishment by not finishing anything. To fix this, I made reading part of my night time routine 3-4 nights during the week and tackling about 20-40 pages at a time. I never let myself pick up a new book unless the one I am on is complete.
Cooking – I had no clue what I was doing in this area for a while. I would go to the grocery store with very little direction of what to get and decision fatigue would kick in well before I started cooking. Today – I have a pretty solid process down which I will share at some point. I have been able to add – what I view as – more complex recipes like Chilli. (Thanks to a Chilli Cook-Off at work for the nudge to learn).
Photography – I still need to make time for this one. I think I have picked up my SLR camera under 10 times since I got it 3 years ago.