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Use your good days to plan for the bad ones

Use your good days to plan for the bad ones

  • Planning. Planning the week to come on good days gives you a better chance of getting something done on the bad ones because it means you don't have to make a decision when you're not feeling up to it. 
  • Outlining and brainstorming. Consider using your good days to brainstorm or outline your projects, so you can focus on the execution on the bad days.
  • Writing snippets. If you set up a snippet manager and spend some time writing snippets ahead of time, you can respond to routine messages with less thought. It's a small thing, but being able to easily respond to a few routine messages on a bad day can really help build momentum for other tasks. Snippets make that easier. 
  • Automating things. Automation is a habit, and a good day is a great time to work on it. Spend your good days building bots, so they can work for you on the bad days..

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  • Most of us check email too often, almost like a compulsive disorder. Just like any habit, there are internal cues, triggers and impulses that make us behave in a certain way with no conscious thought.
  • We are using technology as a suppressant to our inner restlessness.
  • Any uncertainty, uncomfortable emotion or situation can act as internal triggers, pushing us towards the bouquet of digital distractions.

A simple acknowledgement of the trigger sensation in our minds can be the first step to be aware and in control of the internal triggers.

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The pandemic upskill

Businesses had to change their processes when the pandemic hit. Lots of scanning and signing that happened in the office infrastructure now had to be moved to a hundred different spaces: workers' home offices, sitting rooms, kitchens. Companies had to figure out new ways of doing old procedures. 

Some businesses, however, managed to use the pandemic to improve their collective skillset. With a move back to the office (even if partial), there is a real worry that some old habits will kick back in, and we'll lose the momentum on making life easier with technology:

A McKinsey report showed that 92% of companies interviewed didn't think their business model could survive the digital revolution—and that was before the pandemic ever hit. In this sense, the pandemic just accelerated the inevitable.

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HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR VOICE (1/2)
  1. Write: The best way to develop your writing voice is to write.
  2. Live your best life: Having wild experiences or even a singular take on mundane experiences will always help your writing. How do you feel about these events?
  3. Dear Diary: Journal entries are letters to yourself. You're not really supposed to go back and look at the writing
  4. “You better watch yourself!”: Watch TV and films to get the cadence and rhythm of distinctive styles.

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