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#002 Friday's Findings
The importance of values, Natalia Clarke and more.
Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying your Friday so far.
I recently discovered the 3-3-3 method by Oliver Burkeman. This method will help you achieve your goals through less procrastination and a higher focus on the things that actually matter. I have found it works pretty well for me, so I’ll share it here and encourage you to try it!
In short, this is a rule where one spends three hours on deep work, executes three tasks, and completes three maintenance activities within a day. To spend three hours on deep work is usually on one’s most important projects or tasks. However, I of course adapted this method to my own needs. My rules are 1-2-3-2. I do one hour of reading, two hours of deep work, three less pressing tasks, and two maintenance activities.
These Stress-Relief Activities Actually Work, According to Therapists: “Part of the reason we’re all so unnerved: 87% of respondents agreed that “it feels like there’s been a constant stream of crises over the last two years” (understatement), and 73% reported that they feel ‘overwhelmed by the number of crises facing the world right now.’ Two licensed therapists share their favorite strategies for getting short-term relief from stress and anxiety.“
The End of Organizing: “I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but all of the time we’ve spent organizing our notes was probably wasted. Instead, in the immediate future, our notes will be organized for us by large language models (LLMs) like GPT-3. Let’s explore.“
The Importance of Values: How Values Shape Who We Are: “When you say to yourself, “I want to feel good!” What does the “good” part mean for you? When we think about forming new habits. Talk about getting 1% better every day. And even when comparing talent vs skill. We cannot not talk about the importance of values.
You can’t expect to improve and become a more disciplined person. You can’t self-improve if you don’t define what this better state should look like first.“
Three visuals worth sharing
From Natalia Clarke:
A quote I’m contemplating: "We lost because we told ourselves we lost." ― Leo Tolstoy
I. Cron — I suggest you try this new calendar app. Cron is the next-generation calendar for professionals and teams. I personally use it to manage my own Google Calendar account. If you want to get quick access, reply to this post. I have 5 invites available to join instantly.
II. Cologne (Spotify) — I recommend you to listen to this song on your commute home, which I find has a very lovely cling to it.
III. Unicopy — I encourage you to try this website I created. It allows you to easily copy Unicode characters and symbols, just by clicking. Unicopy will make developing or designing much easier.
Until next time,
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