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πŸ‘“ Stuff #157 - new & improved

A new and improved look to the Stuff newsletter... but all the usual great Stuff.
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πŸ‘“ Stuff #157 - new & improved
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Hey, Matt here.

Welcome to October. I'm trying a new look this week, cleaning the newsletter up and getting you to the links faster. A reminder that you can find me on the web and on Threads.

Thanks for joining me - now, onto the good stuff!

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Monday Motivation. Let this be the week that you elevate your well-being. Just one of these fifty essential self-care ideas will give you the boost you need.

Showing Up. Once you get past the start, you'll get to the finish. These lessons on showing up will help you build consistency. (moretothat.com)

Mojo. You’re not depressed but you’re not happy – you’re languishing. Give yourself a boost with these evidence-backed strategies (psyche.co)

Fifty Ideas. David Perell writes about the fifty ideas that changed his life, there are some very interesting guiding principles in here. (perell.com)

Micromanagers: How to deal with an overly involved boss, this infographic has some clear suggestions. (@alvcoaching)

Friends. Why don't you live closer to your pals? It makes a lot of sense. See also: Last weeks most clicked article on the eight friends you need. (HeadlinesHQ)

Health. Skipping shortcuts and finding activities that keep you moving around could be the key to being healthier. Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis or NEAT is a way to get healthier without even going to a gym. (npr.org)

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Journal Prompt: What was the most unexpected thing that happened to you this week? (More prompts here)

photo of a storm cloud lit up by lightning

Photography. The Storm Pilot is a new book from Santiago Borja, an airline pilot who takes pictures from the driver's seat of his 767. Follow him on Insta or his website for some stunning shots.

Aging. The truth about getting old, and why some people seem to age faster than others.

Moon. There was a supermoon this week, but when is the next one? This site has everything you need to know about the moon.

Stained Glass. Take a few minutes out and enjoy creating something beautiful. Send me your best (hit reply) and I might just use it in next week's Stuff.

Finally. Halfsies is a game of shapes and strategies that will both delight and frustrate you. I got 4/8 perfect halfsies, which is appropriate.

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A reminder that every day I add to my mammoth 2023 highs playlist. I'm at well over 260 tracks now, everyone a banger!

πŸ”ˆ Stuff to Listen to...

The National releases surprise new album 'Laugh Track' - WXPN | Vinyl At  Heart

🎧 This week, my aural treat is Laugh Track by The National, a 'companion piece' to the Ohio bands album 'First two pages of Frankenstein' from earlier in 2023.

This collection, develops the ideas a little further and contains a fantastic duet with Phoebe Bridgers on the title track, and further pits a female vocalist against Matt Berningers voice by inviting Rosanne Cash to guest on Crumble.

For me, the best is saved for last with the epic 'Smoke Detector' taking us home.

Stuff someone said. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour. Truman Capote.
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