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Basically everything is a subscription service

Takeaway: Everything you buy repeatedly is a subscription service—even stuff as simple as toothpaste. Keep this in mind when you get something new—or go to replace an item you already have. Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 32s. I’ve recently noticed more subscriptions creeping into my life: streaming video services, apps that have...

Podcast: The purpose of time management

On this super tactical episode of the podcast, we chat about time management. Topics covered include: What time management is, and why it mattersBecoming more aware of how you spend your timeScheduling time commitments around your energy levelsThe broader picture of time managementThe Pomodoro technique, and shrinking your “resistance level”Time...

Remember: Burnout and cynicism go hand-in-hand

Takeaway: In addition to exhaustion and reduced productivity, cynicism is a core attribute of burnout. Keep this in mind as you consume information and process your thoughts. Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes, 50s. According to the World Health Organization, as well as pioneering research conducted by Christina Maslach, the world’s foremost...

Podcast: The productivity benefits of slowing down

On this episode, we chat about how slowing down can help us in work and life, without compromising our performance (if that’s something you care about). Topics covered include: How busy times make slowing down more important—but also lead to more guiltA new definition of the word “productivity”How slowing down helps us savor, experience more...

The News Negativity Bias

Takeaway: The news media has an overly negative bent—keep this in mind as you consume it because it could affect your mental health more than you realize. Ironically, the news may even siphon away the mental resources you need to make a difference. Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes, 24s. The fact that the news is largely negative is...

Podcast: Stress relief strategies that actually work

On this episode, we chat about stress relief strategies that have been proven to lower the level of stress hormones in our body. Topics covered include: How to think about the stress in your life from 10,000 feetThe differences between chronic and acute stressOur body’s stress responseHow more stress is preventable than we thinkHow stress can...

Podcast: How to take a proper vacation

On this episode, we chat about how to actually recharge while taking some time off. Topics covered include: How work can be meaningful—but also a pretty big source of chronic stressIdentifying hidden sources of chronic stress in our liveHow vacations can make us more productive overallHow stress both drives us to burnout, but also provides us...

What do you want to be proud of?

Takeaway : Fast-forward to the future and ask what you want to be proud of. This simple ritual lets you step into the shoes of your future-self and focus on your goals. Estimated Reading Time : 1 minute, 29s. The Rule of 3 is one of my favorite productivity rituals. It involves a simple exercise: mentally leap forward to the end of...

Podcast: Our favorite email habits

On this episode, we chat about how to more deliberately deal with email, to both think about it less, and make it a less stressful element of your day. Topics covered include: How much we should think about email in the first placeHow to conduct “email sprints”The two types of work that we all doHow to better organize your email messagesCreating...

Our daily screen time has risen to 13 hours+ during the pandemic

Takeaway: We spend more time in the digital world than we think. Generally speaking, this time staring at screens is valuable when it: saves us time, adds features to our analog lives, and connects us with others. Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 10s. While working on a new book, I stumbled on a number I found too compelling not...

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