For years, I thought my problem was that I didn’t try hard enough. So I started getting up earlier. I drank enough energy drinks to kill a horse. I ate more superfoods. Nothing worked. Then, while leading a thirty-day online course, I learned something surprising: The most effective exercises didn’t add pressure, they took the pressure off. The strategies in this book are counterintuitive and might feel like cheating. But they’re based on studies conducted by a university researcher with hundreds of participants.