I'm a bit late for sending this week's newsletter as I got caught up with other things. This week, I celebrated Eid! It was a bit different this year as I can't be with my family due to COVID, but it was great nonetheless! Would love to wish everyone celebrating Eid Mubarak if I'm not too late!
Here are some things I want to share this week:
How I use Roam Research to get my most important tasks done
Anthony Trollope's secret to his productivity is writing in 15-minute intervals. Here's how I'm doing that in Roam to get my most important tasks done.
Why I've been slacking off the past few weeks.
Other than getting my second COVID jab, I think I can attribute it to my lack of exercise recently. Let's take some time to go out for a walk! You'll feel better, I promise.
How to make writing easier
Julian Shapiro goes through how to make writing easier and how to overcome procrastination when writing. tl;dr? Write your shitty first draft as fast as possible.
Here's a course I recently enrolled myself in. I have no idea what I'm doing and I don't know if I actually will create a YouTube channel, but I've always loved film-making, and there's no better way to learn than to learn from someone you admire. For me, that's Matt D'Avella. His videos have inspired me, and I genuinely enjoy watching his videos - not just for the content, but for his cinematography. And of course, his big biceps is a plus. I started going through the course over the past few days, and it's quality! Let's see where I go from thereon.
A quote from a book I'm reading, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Don’t waste the rest of your time here worrying about other people—unless it affects the common good. It will keep you from doing anything useful. You’ll be too preoccupied with what so-and-so is doing, and why, and what they’re saying, and what they’re thinking, and what they’re up to, and all the other things that throw you off and keep you from focusing on your own mind.
If I get one dollar for each time I hear someone in college talk about their preferred learning style, I might be able to afford crypto. Jokes aside, learning styles are a myth that has plagued teachers and students alike. This thread explains why.
Thanks for reading!
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