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Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

I recently started using small notebooks, these to be exact, to keep track of tasks. I have tried different apps, and a small to-do list specific notepads that I keep on my desk but nothing has stuck. I know, we have an app on our phone called notes. It works great for a lot of people. The problem with stuff on my phone is that there are A LOT of other more dopamine satisfying things I can do my phone.

I am really excited about these little notepads. My hope is that I can track any ideas, insightful song lyrics, or great quotes I hear and not let them just pass in the moment. For instance I wrote down, "Be Kind, the mind is designed to think." I love the alliteration and the grace in that sentence. It was said during a guided mediation I was doing and just at the point I was getting frustrated that I couldn't calm my 12,453 random thoughts bouncing around my brain.

Here are a few other items I have in my daily arsenal that I am really enjoying and hoping can keep me tracking nicely;

The Daily Pressfield - Steven Pressfield. This is my second mention of this book. I can't recommend it enough. Just leave it on your desk or nightstand. 1 page a day, thats it.

Vitamins - We are all deficient in various areas. Go see a holistic doctor and get an idea of what can help. I have noticed a drastic change with just adding a fish oil supplement and magnesium (glycinate) just before bed.

Headspace - For me, daily mediation is exercise for the brain. Like exercise, I need to push against resistance to do it as regularly as I can.

Playing guitar - this is my brain reset activity of choice. But find your thing - reading, writing, painting, singing, dancing - and do it when you need to get back to it.

Final thoughts here. If you have come across something you're doing that has made a really positive influence on you, share it with others. It may only work for 1 out of 10 people you tell, but that 1 person will be really grateful that you did. 😁