Stop Optimizing and Start Living

How many hours have you spent optimizing your working environment? Tweaking your calendar or email workflow? I’ve spent more hours than I dare to count. On its own, improving one’s personal systems is not bad. But compared to “good enough” optimization usually has diminishing returns. As a Software engineer I’ve seen this pattern everywhere. Programmers have an urge to perfect every bit of code they can touch. But unless there is a pressing need—like an app being super slow for the user—there is no need for optimization....