Design your default: How To Create The Best Environment For Making Decisions.

It’s the start of a new year, and most of us would love to make better decisions. We want to do better in our careers, relationships, and health.

But what’s stopping us is the decisions we make daily. Here’s the scary part: oftentimes, we don’t even know that we are making these decisions.

As it turns out, our environment shapes a great deal of what we do. If you want to consistently make good decisions that will help you towards a better life, you need to learn how to design an environment that’s conducive for that.

That’s what I cover in this article. Check it out and let me know what you think:

Design Your Default: How To Create The Best Environment For Making Decisions

From Louis Chew founder of

Here are take aways from Lois’ article:

You can build keystone habits in a number of ways:

  1. Remove distractions such as your phone. Keep your phone out of sight when working. Optimize your phone usage by rearranging your apps on the home screen: put the apps you want to use in prominent positions and not the ones you use the most.
  2. Be mindful of what food you keep in the fridge. Put healthy foods on the counter and make them easily accessible. If you’re looking for treats, purchase food that needs to be cooked. You’ll get the nutrition you need and avoid mindless eating.
  3. Prepare for your workout the night before. Set aside clothes for your workout. Fill up your bottle and pack your towel. Make your future self decide whether to opt-out of your workout rather than having to opt-in.

If you work in an setting where everyone is unmotivated, mix with negative friends, or have distractions around you all the time, it’s highly unlikely you’ll be able to do important and meaningful work. You’ll never be able to achieve your goal or become the person you want to be.

Our environment influences how we act. Most of us fail to understand that the good habits we seek to develop, or behaviors we want to inculcate, start off with having the right environment. You need to seize control of your environment.