πŸ‘“ Stuff #174 - Onion, Zucchini, Rucola.

How to cope with needle tasks, ten MORE free websites you should bookmark, top career advice, some incredible shopping lists and a printed copy of the internet.
Matt 3 min read
πŸ‘“ Stuff #174 - Onion, Zucchini, Rucola.

Hey everyone, I’m Matt!

My goal is to help you get the best out of yourself. Each week, I seek out great content to support our personal growth. I’ll couple that with some links that I know you’ll find interesting AND a musical recommendation.

Elsewhere, you can find my daily notes here, and I’m posting on Threads as well.

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

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Monday Motivation. Let this week be the one where you tick off some needle tasks. These are the small but draining tasks you keep putting off, but they are making you anxious. This life hack can help.

Free.  Ten MORE free websites that you should bookmark.  No-one should have to pay for useful tools that will increase your effectiveness. 

Loops. The Zeigarnik Effect is the reason why it is so hard to stop thinking about everything we have to do, and it’s so difficult to remember what we have done. The open loops have a powerful control on your mind. This is the reason I recommend using a DONE template to ensure you keep track of your success.

Career. The happiest workers ignore this piece of common piece career advice. Harmony, not balance is the key.

Content. This method can change the way you read,and write. Using Plain English in your communication can make your words more powerful.

Points. The platforms that we use for connection and improvement are built on points systems, but do we want our lives to always be a game?

F*cks. A unified theory of f*cks. Some awesome advice about where to focus your care and attention.

Random Journal Prompt: What are some ways you can bring more positivity into your daily routine? Over 500 journal prompts here

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Photo by TorbjΓΈrn Helgesen / Unsplash

Found. A fascinating gallery of shopping lists. Ephemera from around the world.

Loneliness. Will AI companions like Kuki help with an epidemic of loneliness? One in Three people are lonely, maybe technology can help. In the meantime, I have a way that you can help someone right now.

Minimalism. Asset light living. An opportunity to save time, space AND money. As Derek Sivers says, you have ENOUGH.

Poetry. Using AI to make poems out of the days news. Disconcertingly good poetry.

Thrillification. The dictionary of online behaviour explains some of the new words popping up online. Pleased to instameet you!

Cry. Science shows that a good cry can reduce stress for up to a week. This site can help you feel something.

Print. Get a beautifully bound copy of the internet, on paper. I like the idea of keeping the best internet writing for posterity.

Finally. Ridella. A daily riddle to guess, childish but harder than it looks!

Once again, I'm building a mammoth playlist for the year. You can follow along here, we're already at over an hour of bangers. The 2023 version is still alive.

πŸ”ˆ Stuff to Listen to...

🎧 Kali Malone is an American composer and organist who has just released an album entitled 'All Life Long'. I have mentioned previous work before, but I am very much enjoying this latest release.

All Life Long is a collection of ambient/drone music composed for a variety of instruments and voices. Where Malone differs is in the use of unusual tuning and recording techniques which create unique sounds. In previous albums, they have used microphones inside pipe organ tubes and made some great new vibrations.

I love the gentle progressions of the tunes on this album, which sound more like a collection of songs than previous work which has felt like a single cycle.

I recommend checking out Kali Malone for something unique and meditative.

The latest Stuff Mixtape is out, #21 contains some absolute beauts from the likes of Khruangbin | Arab Strap | Sprints | Al Barry | Mick Ronson | Jamie XX | Sierra Farrell | Coffintexts - all available here.
Stuff someone said.
Instead, when we address the actual issue, when we name the fact that it’s the transition that’s bothering us, we can get back to the reason we’re transitioning in the first place.
Seth Godin talks sense on change.

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