Hi guys. Welcome back to the Monthly Misc. For those of you who don't know me, I'm Hardeep, a banker working a 9-5, a part-time YouTuber and blogger, and husband and father of two.
🙋🏻♂️ This month has been good. I launched my new Skillshare class on how to use the Getting Things Done productivity system in Things 3. I worked hard to make this class better than my last one. Better lessons, improved screencast, and better editing. I hope it shows.
I uploaded a new YouTube video on two of the best task manager apps - TickTick vs. Things 3. It's a head to head feature battle based on my usage of both apps of the past year. I'm in the middle of editing a new video which will be a review of the Day One app. It's considered the best app for digital journalling. I've been using it for a few months properly now and enjoying aspects of it, but I think there are areas for improvement too. If you're into journalling keep an eye out for the video by subscribing to my YouTube channel if you haven't already.
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💤 An interesting take from Undre Griggs on why you might be feeling tired all the time. Not your typical 'how to get better sleep' article. The usual factors of poor sleep are mentioned, such as stress and not taking care of yourself, but bullet 2 was the one that caught my eye due to the current Work From Home environment we find ourselves in and the so-called zoom fatigue impact:
Let’s just rip the bandage off and get at the heart of the discussion. If you feel tired shortly after you start working, then you may be exerting a significant amount of mental energy with your coworkers... Whether in your professional or personal life, if you are forcing yourself to act in an unnatural manner, you will be feeling tired all the time.
🤖 Go take a look at this article from The Verge covering AI developed my MyHeritage that brings old photos to life. It's eery but I can imagine this bringing much to joy for those that have lost loved ones before we had the modern day camera in our pockets.
📸 Call me crazy, but this seems like a terrible idea. I deleted Instagram in January this year as part of a digital detox and I have no intention to return to it. I don't consider myself someone who suffers with anxiety, but when I was using the app I felt myself constantly comparing myself to 'influencers' and constantly checking the stats of my new posts. It wasn't healthy. Since being off, I'm much happier. I'm trying to convince my wife to stop using it too. Trying
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