- Disengage your brain
Have you ever found yourself staring at your screen wondering what you have been doing for the past 2 minutes? Well, I must admit this happens to me pretty often. To fight that, having a routine to disengage your brain can be very helpful. Go make a tea or a coffee, walk to your window, stretch your body or go straight outside for a walk, but most importantly leave screens away. Surprisingly, ideas, solutions or inspiration tend to hit when we engage in « offline » activities.
- Embracing constraints
I love how constraints or barriers can help us build things we would never have thought of. Recent stop motion videos from animator Siqi Song is a perfect example. In an inspiring interview for It’s Nice That, Siqi describes the technical and creative challenges she faced making such a unique piece of artwork. Made for Mailchimp Series, the 2min videos present the ups, downs and sometimes-painful truths of entrepreneurial life. True, touching and positive messages in a beautiful staging. A must watch!
« I am not especially talented at friend-making [...] and I possess correspondingly underdeveloped small-talk skills. ». Such a hard truth about myself too. I never thought about making friends when I was at school because things kind of happen naturally. However, as David Cain states it, adulthood relationships need to become intentional. As I’m getting older, I feel like I need a good excuse to meet someone. Having just a 1:1 drink is freaking me out: 100% awkward. Okay then, let’s make up more excuses to meet up.
- Truth and beliefs
It’s so easy to think our beliefs are the truth. But we should never forget that we tend to see the world as we are and not as it is.
- Content is food
Tell me who you follow and I’ll tell you who you are. I agree with Alice, the content we consume everyday can influence us a lot. The content we scroll through is like the food we choose to eat everyday: find balance, stay « healthy »!
2021, week 5
— Bruce Daisley said:
— Siqi Song said:
— David Cain wrote:
In adulthood, friend-making needs to become intentional if it’s going to happen. The crucial friend-making act is this: you have to ask a not-quite-friend if they want to do something.
— Greg Isenberg wrote: