Use your good days to plan for the bad ones - Deepstash
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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Hooked To Technology
  • 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.



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.



  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.