Monthly Misc 005.

Hardeep Nagra
Hardeep Nagra

🙋🏻‍♂️ Hi all!

I’m working on a new Skillshare class on how to manage projects in Things 3 using some of its more advanced features. I’m excited by this one because it’ll give you an idea of how I use Things 3. But it takes a lot of time to plan and prepare for a Skillshare class, let alone the time it takes to actually record and edit it. So finding the time for this will be challenging. But I’m not adding a deadline just yet, and the plan is to spend free time on it when I can.

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🤓 Things Of Interest

📚 Jason Snell & Dan Moren of sixcolors.com review three of the latest e-readers

They review the Kobo Sage, Kobo Libra 2, and Kindle Paperwhite 2021. I’ve had the Kobo Clara HD and now the Kindle Paperwhite 2021 version. Honestly, they are both fantastic devices and using either one is a pleasurable experience. Jason and Dan hit the nail on the head:

All three of these new e-readers are capable devices. Which one is right for you depends on what e-reader you’re currently using, and what your priorities are.

I originally purchased the Kobo Clara HD because I wanted to avoid being tied into the Amazon store for books. Kobo seemed to have more freedom than Kindle in terms of compatibility, and I like that I can connect to my local library to rent books out. But, I soon found our that Kobo didn’t have as large a library as Amazon, and many of the books I wanted to read weren’t available. Even more annoying, some books I wanted weren’t available in their UK store, despite being available in their US store. Ultimately, I made the move to Kindle and I haven’t regretted it since.

Here’s an old but fantastic guide on using Things 3 effectively

It’s all about how to create a productivity system that you can trust.

Why is trust so important? Because with trust comes confidence. With confidence comes the ability to let go and focus on whatever you’re doing … to be present and in the NOW … to focus on what’s truly important.

I forgot all about this wonderful guide until it resurfaced recently. This is one to bookmark and never delete.

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🧐 Musing Of The Month

✂️ This article on Notion pruning felt like a personal attack

Francesco makes a good point about the amount of time spent on making Notion look or work better can harm one’s productivity. He’s not wrong. I find myself constantly tweaking my notion set up, and I do the same with Things 3. But, I would argue that the tweaks I make are intentional and purposeful in that they do improve my overall productivity. So yes, pruning Notion can turn into a big waste of time, particularly if you’re just trying to make it look prettier. But pruning also can have its benefits if done with purpose.

What do you think?

3 common misconceptions about “The Healthy Diet”

I agree with most of this and, as a broccoli lover, I will try to save time by giving the microwave a try next time!

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Hardeep



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