Stuff I'm Watching
Most people strive to be more productive, and that's a good thing. Systems and practices can help us achieve our goals here, however it's important to remember that not every productivity "hack" will work for each person. In this video, Ali briefly touches on several productivity hacks and how much he likes them, but I think the real value here is the short list of several systems all together rather than how he ranks them.
As promised, here is one of my favourite LEMMiNO videos. LEMMiNO is a master storyteller, and the story of Cicada 3301 is right up his alley.
Stuff Worth Reading
Our lives are often chaotic and stormy. We can be overwhelmed, scattered, confronted by unexpected events. And this can shut us down or have us go into anxious overdrive … or we can simply be with the chaos in a relaxed way.
I frequently struggle with getting overwhelmed when life gets busy. By taking a moment to get back in a better mental space, I can overcome that feeling and just tackle whatever's in front of me.
When we encounter emotions and behaviours that don’t make sense to us, it’s often because we don’t have all the information. And in the absence of information, we tend to assume the worst.
I catch myself far too often assuming the worst because I don't have all of the information. It's worth remembering that the worst-case scenario usually has no grounding in reality, and the only reason I'm thinking it is because I have made assumptions.