Weekly planning and distractions.

I have been reading fewer articles online and will be for the at least the month of May as I work to get more intentional about how I spend my day. I love the time I am getting back. As a result, I want to make sure if I put something in this weekly post, it’s worth your time.

This post is a list of my favorite articles I read this week and a recap of what I wrote.

Stuff I read… Deep Habits: Plan Your Week in Advance

Cal Newport:

To visualize your whole week at once allows you to spread out, batch, and prioritize work in a manner that significantly increases what you accomplish and goes a long way toward eliminating work pile-ups and late nights…

I have been making changes to my productivity processes with a focus on intentionality. This is something I am working into my routine. I will be using my Bullet Journal instead of email though.

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Stuff I wrote… Facebook notifications.

Scott Reyes:

Today, I received a text from Facebook notifying me that my stepdad posted a photo.

When you stop using their service, they try to use anything they can to get back your attention.

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Scott Reyes:

A trend started appearing in my daily journal three years ago: I started noticing I was feeling less mentally sharp, more anxious, and less clear on my goals.

Here are some of my thoughts that led to my decision to take a month off of using my phone and social media as much as I have been.

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