πŸ‘“ Stuff #193 - maximise your life

Power up your communication skills, find a mentor and learn the best cheat to speed up your work. Learn lessons from a granny, and some intentional breathing, finally play a quiz today.
Matt 3 min read
πŸ‘“ Stuff #193 - maximise your life

Happy Monday, I hope this week finds you safe and well.

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

Thanks for joining me - now, onto the list!

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Monday Motivation. Let this week be the one where you power up your time management.  Effective planning can transform how you manage your day,  These ten practical tips will give you a great start. For further inspiration, look at how top CEO’s structure their time. 

Feedback. The ultimate guide to giving constructive feedback. I’m in the middle of feedback time at work, with peer reviews running for the next few weeks.  I found this guide really useful. I’ll be using this guide, along with the trusted SBI framework to give the best feedback I can. 

Team. Twenty great team building questions that aren’t awkward. If you want more, I have hundreds over icebreakers over on my other site, The Questions. 

Stress. Don’t manage your stress, manage the stressors. I like this take on reducing stress, specifically the idea of setting clear boundaries to protect yourself.  To help, here are 35 phrases that will help you set boundaries. 

Resume. How to use ChatGPT to help write your CV. Nothing will replace carefully writing and reviewing your resume, but ChatGPT can help you find the right words.  

Declutter.  If like me, you spend most of your time working online you’ll probably build up some digital clutter.  This excellent article lists some great ways to ensure you stay fully organised. 

Random Journal Prompt: Describe a small victory you had recently. Over 650 more journal prompts here.
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Belonging. If you really want to belong, you need to find a third place. This is somewhere other than work or home where you can have friends and make connections. A thought-provoking piece about tackling the modern scourge of loneliness.

Elections. There are multiple elections happening around the world in 2024, this site can help you decide who to vote for after asking some questions relating to your views on the issues in your country.  You might not think you need help deciding, but I was surprised with what came up for my own choices. ​

Life. 44 reminders to help maximise your life.  I know you love a list, and this one resonated with me.  #1, #5 and #29 are particularly important. 

Detox. Last week, I shared an article about living without a smartphone for a month.  Here are ten practical steps that you can take to break your cell phone habit

CharismaNine techniques for building charisma and becoming more likeable.  I used to believe that this was untrainable, but there are some small things that you can learn that will develop this. 

Finally. 23 words, a tense and fun daily word game. Find the words before the timer runs out.  I got 14 today. 

My mammoth 2024 playlist has fantastic tunes added every day. You can follow along here.

πŸ”ˆ Stuff to Listen to...

Oath - Mono

🎧 This week's aural treat is the marvellous new album from Japanese rock band, Mono.

Oath is an epic, sweeping bath of ambient guitars and anthemic riffs that is ideal accompaniment while you work and rest. I have found it complex to listen to, but easy to enjoy - soaring and hopeful in one minute and the dark and foreboding in the next.

I really enjoyed their previous album, Buraku and this one is no different.

I urge you give this one a try. Highly recommended.

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