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Find Your Creative Hours
Stack the deck in your favor
This seems to become more and more important to me as the years go by.
If you're in a line of work that involves any creativity whatsoever, chances are you'll notice specific times when your creativity shines
For me, it's during the first hours of the day, regardless of when I wake up. Others may have more nuanced patterns, with clear peaks at different times.
Don’t get me wrong! I can still do my creative tasks later in the day, but I've noticed that it takes more effort and time to achieve the same quality of work.
Nowadays, I do my creative tasks right away and the admin stuff later, and this change has made a significant impact. The admin stuff is not creative, it's either done or not done. This means that by finding your creative hours, you are effectively stacking the deck in your favor at no extra cost.
Readwise in Obsidian
Now that Readwise has released Readwise Reader, there’s some nuance to using both in Obsidian. I also go over my custom readwise export settings.
A handful of new finds that I think are worth sharing.
💾 diskprices.com - This isn't a new find by any means, I've been using this for a long time, but I've received a lot of questions about where to find the cheapest hard drives since my video on Network Attached Storage went live. This is always my go to. Just choose your Amazon location and filter by the exact type of drive you're looking for.
💬 Beeper - I've finally got access to Beeper and I must say I'm impressed. You might've heard of Texts which combines all your messaging services (iMessage, WhatsApp, Slack, Instagram, etc.) into one platform so that everything is centralized. The problem is that Texts charges $12.5/mo (and that's billed yearly!) Which, in my opinion, is nothing short of outrageous. I don't have experience with texts, so I can't compare apples to apples, but Beeper does all I need for free. They state they will have an optional paid subscription down the line with extra features.
🧘♂️ The Optimal Amount of B.S. by Tom Greene - A good short read and one I try to remember every time a flight gets delayed, I'm stuck in traffic or any other "fun" stuff that I have no control over. Highly recommended.
Thanks for reading :)