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August 21, 2021 Weekly Dump | Issue #1

Avoiding distraction, satisfying render challenges, and NASA.
August 21, 2021 Weekly Dump | Issue #1
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Videos Worth Watching

Why You’re Always Distracted (and how not to be)
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For those of us that get distracted easily, Ali Abdaal offers some helpful tips to keep focused.
100 artists build a seamless 3D contraption from a single prompt | Dynamic Machines
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13 minutes of amazingly satisfying renders by some truly talented visual effects artists.

Stuff Worth Reading

How To Create An On-Off Button For Your Mind

When you’re constantly thinking, whether it’s positive or negative, you always feel drained.

That’s why it’s important to have an off switch for your brain. At some point, you need rest. But you also need to switch it back on again so you actually use your brain.

Here are a few tips to do that.
How To Create An On-Off Button For Your Mind
Overthinking things? Learn to reset your brain

You are Not Lazy or Undisciplined. You Have Internal Resistance

You are not lazy. You are not undisciplined. You are not irresponsible. You are not suffering from mysterious ‘Just Can’t Do It’-itis.

You are experiencing internal resistance. And internal resistance is not a flaw, nor is it all powerful. It is a facet of human creativity and growth, and it can be managed. But we have to start by recognising it for what it is.
You are Not Lazy or Undisciplined. You Have Internal Resistance.
Why you can’t just do it, and what to do instead

Space Launch System - Wikipedia

The Space Launch System (SLS) is an American super heavy-lift expendable launch vehicle, under development by NASA since 2011. It replaced the Ares I, Ares V, and Jupiter planned launch vehicles, all cancelled in development.
Space Launch System - Wikipedia

Consume less, create more

Were previous generations really better off because they merely watched TV, or listened to radio, or read books? All of these activities are passive. All of these activities involve letting external thoughts temporarily replace your own. Today’s smartphones differ from medieval books only in degree—all media is created to be consumed.

I had to start creating.
Consume less, create more
Modern technology makes us consumers instead of creators