Hey, Matt here.
Thanks for joining me - now, onto the good stuff!
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)
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)
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.
🔈 Stuff to Listen to...
🎧 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.