Independent Habits

Our single most important limited resource is our attention. Where we repeatedly allocate it dictates our health, wealth, happiness, creativity and productivity. And in an age in which there are more forces competing for our attention than ever before, we need better tools and ideas to direct it for optimal results.

This section of the blog is ultimately aimed at answering one question: how can we more effectively allocate our attention? Articles cover the process of building (and demolishing) habits, practical tools to improve our focus, how to optimise our environment, and the key habits proven by science to enhance creativity, performance and well-being.

If you’re new to these ideas, start with the 3 articles set out below. If you’re doing some deeper exploring, check out the most recent productivity articles further down the page.



A brief introduction to the world of activity-dependent neuroplasticity, and how we can use it to our advantage.


Why we should embrace our natural chronobiology in our work and rest patterns for optimal performance.


Leisure complements work. Here are the four key ingredients for high-quality leisure – and why they matter. 

Check out the full productivity archives here.