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this year

this year

By this year
Have you ever wanted to change your life?

I want to look back on today a year from now and know there's nothing else I could have done to make today better. I want to align my now with my future.

Do you?

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#24: bouncing back: redux
in this episode i talk about bouncing back, quitting and trying again.
February 13, 2021
#23: taking breaks
Today I mentioned the Break Timer app, the pomodoro method, and UFYH.
May 01, 2020
#22: mantras, slogans and anthems
Today I mentioned my monday motivation playlist.
April 30, 2020
#21: rapport, parasocial relationships and 'real' connection
Didn't link off to anything today.
April 29, 2020
#20: measuring yourself and quantified self
Today I mentioned Exist (referral link), Gyroscope, nomie and momentum. 
April 28, 2020
#19: critical thinking
Didn't link off to anything this episode!
April 27, 2020
#18: habits
Today I mentioned Atomic Habits by James Clear and Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg
April 26, 2020
#17: the taste gap
Today I talked about the taste gap, Ira Glass' idea.
April 25, 2020
#16: acceptance
Today I mention acceptance and commitment therapy again 
April 24, 2020
#15: bouncing back like a boss and sleep
Today I mentioned MuchelleB and general things about sleep hygiene. 
April 23, 2020
#14: polymaths, multipotentialites and getting 0.01% better every day
Today I mentioned multipotentiality, getting 0.01 per cent better every day and beeminder.
April 22, 2020
#13: friendship, telling friends you love them, loneliness and lockdown
Today I mentioned spoon theory and my friend's course on building intentional friendships. 
April 21, 2020
#12: writing, learning, and tools for thinking about writing
Today I mention morning pages, roam research, ness labs, the Feynman technique and Lichtenbergianism and draft (a writing app, search for draftin).
April 20, 2020
#11: rest, persistence, relaxation and forgiveness
Today I mention Evelyn from the Internets (in particular her video on boredom), Forbes 30 under 30 again, and a Grace Hopper quote: "It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission". Now I see the full quote, sure, it often is easier, but I don't think I'd risk it!
April 19, 2020
#10: teaching, doing, legacy, and learning styles
Today I mentioned that learning styles are fake, the Feynman technique and the rust book.
April 18, 2020
#9: celebration, small wins and breaking up the year
Todai I mentioned Celebrate by Dark Dark Dark, Yuri's Night, Towel Day, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Lumumba Day (this is not yet a holiday, the one I want to start!) and MuchelleB (this is the video about new starts I am drawing inspo from).. 
April 17, 2020
#8: notability, excellence, fame and legacy
I think I only mention - tools wise - Wikipedia on this episode, and if you've never heard of it, you're in for a treat.  Here's Elon Musk and the emeralds, in case you thought I was exaggerating.
April 16, 2020
#7: guilt, action, and lockdown
Today I mention Acceptance and Commitment therapy again. The quote I was thinking of was from the ineffable Audre Lorde: “Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one's own actions or lack of action. If it leads to change then it can be useful, since it is then no longer guilt but the beginning of knowledge."
April 15, 2020
#6: legacy and loci
Today I mentioned Zora Neale Hurston, an American writer, and the article Looking for Zora; internal/external locus of control and internal/external locus of evaluation (I say 'locuses' as the plural when apparently it's loci lol); the read podcast; and the Forbes 30 under 30 lists. 
April 14, 2020
#5: self care and quarantine
Today I mentioned the healthy mind platter. I mostly struggle with physical time and play! Here's an actual article in case the broad categories aren't that useful. I'll also link to my personal blog, so I'm encouraged to finally write down my productivity techniques.
April 13, 2020
#4: intentionality, lockdown, the present moment and productivity
Today I  mentioned Zettelkasten (a note-taking method), Todoist (a todo list app) and Roam Research. (a note-taking app)
April 12, 2020
#3: 2020 vision
Things I mention in this one: Acceptance and Commitment therapy (I say training for some reason lol) The Life Map 750 Words codebop subversion The pinafore I'm sewing cutie pocket
April 11, 2020
#2: the one after the world's longest hiatus
I'd apologise for the gap but I think no one was holding their breath for this.  I somehow managed to miss out the fact that there's a whole quarantine and covid19 situation going on, but for future reference, yeah! That. I mentioned MuchelleB's Life Map and Hey, Cool Life!
April 10, 2020
#1: the episode in which I work out I shouldn't script myself, and talk about my 2019 goals
A new beginning. Realised how mumbly I am. Today's song is this year by the mountain goats, you can only hear it in the episode if you're using the anchor app because of reasons. The apps I mention are Trello, Habitica and Todoist. Thank you for listening! Edit: This episode is pretty terrible as I scripted myself and recorded straight onto my phone, my deepest apologies,  Maybe start with episode 2!
December 01, 2018