Daily Design: Template for winning your day

The Daily Design is a mindful way to plan your day in five minutes. I created this simple template from years of personal experiments and research on productivity and time management. It includes (what I believe) are the essentials of how to make your days more productive without sacrificing your well-being and mental health. Its purpose is to help you make significant progress on your most important work while enjoying the process....

February 10, 2022 · 7 min · Ondrej Markus

Train your brain to be optimistic

How to stop having negative reactions to everything that happens to you.

February 8, 2022 · 5 min · Ondrej Markus

Become an expert on yourself

How to practice self-awareness and get your life under control.

February 3, 2022 · 4 min · Ondrej Markus

The power of being lost

How to keep getting lost and find yourself anyway.

January 31, 2022 · 5 min · Ondrej Markus

Design your lives

Create three different versions of the next five years of your life.

January 27, 2022 · 4 min · Ondrej Markus

Find meaning

How to create meaning and purpose in your life and work?

January 20, 2022 · 6 min · Ondrej Markus

Start where you are

A friend once told me: I don’t know what I want to do in life. I really need a near-death experience to find out.

January 13, 2022 · 6 min · Ondrej Markus

Do the most important work first

Every morning after I make coffee and write my Morning Pages, I work until noon on the most important project of the day. Doing or not doing what’s important makes the difference between feeling good or bad about my day. It doesn’t matter if I worked hard for 12 hours today. If the important thing didn’t get done, I don’t feel like I did my best. I got distracted by easier or louder tasks....

January 10, 2022 · 6 min · Ondrej Markus

Write public reflections

It’s the best way to start writing and improve at anything you do.

January 6, 2022 · 6 min · Ondrej Markus

2021: The Courage to Try

A very personal reflection on my work in 2021.

January 3, 2022 · 10 min · Ondrej Markus