WORK LESS WEDNESDAY
📘 1. Graphic Novel I Finally Started This Month – The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
I’ve been a Gaiman fan for a while.
Read The Graveyard Book last year, loved Norse Mythology.
But never got around to The Sandman.
If you’re curious: Neil Gaiman’s award-winning masterpiece The Sandman is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time. The series is a rich blend of modern and ancient mythology in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven.
On our latest trip to Barnes & Noble, I came across a new publication for 2022, compiling issues #1-20 for just $25.
I’m halfway through and book #3 is already ordered (collects issues #38-56). Sooooo good.
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📄 3. How To Be More Productive By Working Less – Article by Mark Manson
Great article recommended to me by reader Samuela Davidova (check her out on IG!)
🔑 Some key takeaways:
- More work has diminishing returns. In How To Work Less, I remind people constantly that your 1st hour and your 10th hour are not at all the same.
- Not all work is created equal. Some tasks produce outsized returns for the amount of effort.
- Weekends and vacations exist for a reason. When we rest we have time to think. And when we think we make better decisions.
🥼 4. Why Are Doctors Working 24 Hour Shifts? – Twitter Thread by @SahilBloom
Interesting Twitter thread (and very illuminating comments) on why doctors, especially residents, are constantly overworked.
Doesn’t just apply to medical residents either – think law school, investment bankers, etc.
I’m always fascinated by the sacrifices people are willing to make to get ahead in high-paid “prestigious” jobs.
If these jobs are so good, why are doctors working mandatory 24h shifts? 🤨
🧱 5. Tiny Foam Block Thats Improving My Balance – SlackBlock
My wife bought me this SlackBlock as a gift a few years ago and I can’t say enough about it.
It’s a tiny piece of foam with a plank of wood and grip tape attached to it.
It doesn’t look like much, but it packs a punch.
You stand on it with one leg and it wobbles back and forth, honing your balance.
Balance training is great for posture and to reduce the impact of sitting all day. You can pick one up at slackbow.com.
🧠 This Week’s Work Less Wednesday is sponsored by brain.fm 🧠
I’ve been using brain.fm daily for over 4 years to help me focus during deep work and to wind down to sleep at night.
Their patented technology allowed study participants to focus on a task for 39% longer than the group with no modulation. It’s crazy.