2016-03-07 A useful question.

Will this make me happy?

I have recently begun using this simple question, as a tool for choosing between options at hand.

For example, this question really helps me to not procrastinate, – if I stop up, and look at what I am doing, and ask myself: Will this make me happy (in the long run), – then it is easy to stop, and actually change the focus to something more meaningful.

It makes the difference between immediate satisfaction, and long term fulfilment clear: reading some tech-news, browsing the web, or watching a film, or postponing a boring task, might be pleasurable and desired in the moment, – but asking this question brings the focus back.