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How Stoicism Can Help You Do Your Best Work Every Day And How Checklists Train Your Brain To Be More Productive [Best Reads]

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I handpick some of the best long reads across the web that are almost as good as reading a book. Shorter than a book but equally valuable.

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Issue 226

How The Ancient Philosophy of Stoicism Can Help You Do Your Best Work Every Day | Medium

Ancient philosophy does not only teach us how to live well and become better humans, but it can also help us work better. Stoicism reminds us that we are in control of our emotions, actions and reactions and that you can turn your…

How Checklists Train Your Brain To Be More Productive And Goal-Oriented | Trello Blog

Is there anything more satisfying than completing a long checklist of to-do tasks? The simple act of crossing off items on your to-do list is a blissful feeling. Whether you’re Type A or Type Z, we all need checklists to keep…

Work-Life Balance May Have More to Do with Your Personality Than Your Job | Zapier Blog

Work-life balance — or work-life integration — is a hot topic right now. There are dozens of articles published every week about it, and everyone has their own opinions on how to achieve it. Even employers are getting in on the…

Is a Daily Routine All it’s Cracked up to be? The Guardian

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve been repeatedly told — including by me — that if you want to be productive, creative and sane, you’ll need a routine, especially a morning routine.

You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep — And It’s Killing You | Wired

The whole world is exhausted. And it’s killing us. But particularly me. As I write this, I’m at TED 2019 in Vancouver, which is a weeklong marathon of talks and workshops and coffee meetings and experiences and demos…

Feel Like your life is a hamster wheel? Here’s how to get off it | Fast Company

Have you ever woken up from your work-gym-sleep slumber and realized that every day looks the same? Have you looked back for the past five years and realized that nothing about it has changed?

Working Memory: A Complete Guide to How Your Brain Processes Information, Thinks and Learns | Scott Young

How do you keep everything in mind when solving tough problems? When you read a book, listen to a podcast or have a conversation–how does your brain hold onto all the information? The answer is something psychologists call working memory.

How to Make Your Life Matter (Even If It Lacks Purpose and Direction) | Tiny Buddha

“Calm yourself down. It’s okay. All is well.” I clung to the sterile white table while the laboratory was spinning around me. “It’s just an anxiety attack. It will be over soon.” I closed my eyes and took a deep breath, forcing my lungs to expand against…

The ‘Tyranny’ of Positive Thinking Can Threaten Your Health And Happiness | Newsweek

Everyone has heard “Just look on the bright side!” or “Happiness is a choice — so choose to be happy!” Countless self-help books on choosing happiness line the shelves of bookstores; You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero has been on the…

What It Takes to Turn a Hobby Into a Career at Age 40 | 99u

How do you keep everything in mind when solving tough problems? When you read a book, listen to a podcast or have a conversation–how does your brain hold onto all the information? The answer is something psychologists call working memory.

Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postaly Weekly

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