Sunday Snacks: To-don't lists

Hey friends!

Hope everyone's safe and sound.

I just started my Internal Medicine posting, and I'm surprisingly enjoying it so far! It's intense but really fun. Sort of reminds me of this article by Ali Abdaal.

Other than that, I've been enjoying Beau Haan's Roam Book Club 4! I'm currently learning how to build a Zettelkasten in Roam Research. Do check his videos out if you want to know more about writing in Roam.

Here are some things I want to share this week:

To-Don’t List: An easy method to improve your productivity

Everyone's crazy about to-do lists, but have you ever wondered about making a list of things you don't do? These could be things that distract you from working, and things that make it hard for you to focus. Similar to how it’s easier to build wealth by saving rather than earning more, could we get more done by removing things?

Implementation intention: a simple trick to achieve your goals

Need a simple trick to make you more likely to follow through with your plans? Try out implementation intention. Studies have shown that this simple technique makes you more likely to follow through with your plans.

Naval On Reading

This Naval dude speaks facts. I've been reading more fiction (what I love) before bed than ever, and as a result, reading has been automatic at this point. Thanks to reading what I love, it's easier to read harder non-fiction books.

Amor Fati, loving everything that happens

The goal is: Not: I’m okay with this. Not: I think I feel good about this. But: I feel great about it. Because if it happened, then it was meant to happen, and I am glad that it did when it did. I am meant to make the best of it.

Source: The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

What's the best time to do anything?

There are no two ways about it: humans are diurnal. We’re designed to be awake when it’s light out and asleep when it’s dark. Sure, we can be nocturnal but we weren’t built for it and if you stay on that schedule too long, things get wonky.

Source: This Is the Best Time to Do Anything: 6 Powerful Secrets From Research - Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker

Thanks for reading!


P.S Here's a neat little Google hack for finding public spreadsheets

P.P.S If you found it helpful, could you give me a hand and share it?