When I started my Precision Nutrition certification last year, I was surprised out of the gate how the first several chapters were on psychology - I expected to dive right into macros and diet research. What I learned over the course of the certification prep was that habits are the best tool for long-term success, and this applies just as strongly outside of the nutrition world. I had already seen this ring true in my coaching business around strength training. While the intricacies around programming are fascinating and fun (to me), the real focus for the client is having them carve out time to exercise moderately 3-4 times a week. That habit, applied over time, gives them better results than anything I directly contributed. For the podcast, I have found it substantially less stressful to maintain the habit of reading ~15 minutes and spending ~15 minutes making notes for the next episode each day than to try and carve out a block of several hours to do it all at once.
This really is a perspective change for me that boils down to maintaining habits each day is more important than just "doing the thing" whenever time pops up. We only make time for our priorities, so reinforcing those priorities each day helps maintain focus and control.
What can you apply this to in your life?