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The Importance of Routines, Sustaining Long-Term Habits, and More

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The Importance of Routine: A Habits Interview with Mike Schmitz »

The Importance of Routine: A Habits Interview with Mike Schmitz

This interview is one of the many bonus interviews included in our new course, Simple Habits. The course is 25% off until today.

Your name and a short bio / info about you

I’m Mike Schmitz, Executive Editor here at The Sweet Setup. I live in Wisconsin with my wife and have five crazy kids. I also co-host the Focused, Bookworm, and Intentional Family podcasts and hang out on Twitter.

How to Sustain Long-Term Habits »

This Mindfulness Monday post is a video from Shawn Blanc, founder and editor-in-chief of The Sweet Setup

In this short video, Shawn talks about:

  • Maintaining momentum and motivation after the “honeymoon” period is over
  • The role of automation in creating sustainable habits
  • The balance of goals and habits in creating positive outcomes

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Using Apple Watch Faces to Simplify Your Day »

Using Apple Watch Faces to Simplify Your Day

The Apple Watch is a wonderful device that literally goes almost everywhere with us. It allows us to track our workouts, control our music, keep on top of our task management, remember meetings, and much more. But all of that on a screen that’s at most 44mm? That’s a challenge.

Over the years I’ve developed several different watch faces that I transition to throughout the day. This allows me to have the data I need on the screen and easy access to the apps I would normally jump to shown as complications to speed things up.

Brother HL-L2300D Monochrome Laser Printer »

Sometimes you just want a printer that works. You’re not interested in fancy features, wireless connectivity, ink colors, scanning, or special paper sizes. All you need is the ability to print in black ink on 8×11 white paper — that’s it.

This post was syndicated from our sister site, Tools & Toys, which curates awesome gear and product recommendations for discerning readers like you.

OffScreen: Leave your phone and focus on real life (Sponsor) »


OffScreen is a cute tool that helps you control screen time and stay focused on tasks that matter.

In daily life, people stare at their phones all the time, indulge in the virtual world, and even forget their real lives. OffScreen is an application designed to help you leave your mobile phone and return to life. It can help you to regain the initiative of life from your mobile phone.

OffScreen not only tells you how long you used the screen, but it also provides handy tools to help reduce screen time. You’ll get notified when one pickup is too long, or it’s nearly reached your screen time limits; you can start focus with Pomodoro and other timers with your phone locked or flip-down.

Download OffScreen for free at App Store, it’s worth to try.

Our thanks to OffScreen for sponsoring the site this week!