Hi! I'm Jose M. Gilgado

I've been writing at josem.co about happiness, habits and technology since 2012.

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Breaking free from the news

Our attention and capacity to think are finite like a small battery draining out every time we get another piece of information. So, it's important to be selective about how much, how often, and in which form we get this information to have more mental space to focus on what we want....

June 13, 2024

You're wearing the wrong pair of shoes

I read somewhere that we should invest a lot in whatever separates us from the floor: our mattress, our car (or tires, more specifically), or our shoes. When it comes to shoes, most of them are the wrong choice for your feet. Let's see why....

May 15, 2024

Start today

Don't wait until January 1st, or next Monday, or any other random date when you think everything will be perfectly aligned to start. Do something before today ends....

December 29, 2023

The real price of things

When we buy something, we pay only a small fraction of its cost. Anything consuming hours of our lives carries an enormous price tag....

December 6, 2023

Your next ten years

When considering our goals, let's think long-term. We'll probably end up way further than we think if we keep going....

November 22, 2023