What I learned this week, May 22, 2021

Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas

The Dark Horse Path to Happiness

There’s a lot to learn about the good life from sommeliers and hot-air-balloon pilots.

Why your most important relationship is with your inner voice

Your internal monologue shapes mental wellbeing, says psychologist Ethan Kross. He has the tools to improve your mind’s backchat.

Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Neuroscience All Agree: Your Daily Routine Needs More ‘Non-time’

Your busy daily routine is healthy and productive. It might also be killing your creativity.

The Window at Molly’s, the street (Decatur) unusually quiet, with notebook, vintage Esterbrook pen, and Molly’s frozen Irish Coffee

Forget To-Do Lists. You Really Need a ‘Got Done’ List

Most digital productivity tools focus on what you have yet to do, but they never celebrate what you’ve accomplished.

The 20-Minute Daily Clean Routine That’ll Give You Your Weekends Back

Weekends should be for recharging, not for catching up on work we didn’t get to during the week. This includes housework. While we like the end result, cleaning the house (for most of us) isn’t a fun or relaxing endeavor. To get to your housework to-dos before the weekend, commit to cleaning for 15 to 20 minutes five days a week. Then welcome freedom — and a tidy home — when Friday night comes.

Bicycle Drag Racer on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Here’s How Quickly We Become ‘Unfit’ if We Drop Our Exercise Routines

Getting in shape isn’t easy. But after all that hard work, how long do we actually maintain it? Turns out that even the great effort we put into training, taking a bit of time off can mean that we become “unfit” much faster than it took us to actually get in shape.

Es café macerado en ron, posee todas las propiedades organolépticas del ron, pero tiene grado de alcohol

A Beginner’s Guide To Buying Great Coffee

I did not set out to be a coffee nerd, really. But I realized that I liked good coffee better than bad coffee. And that is a rabbit hole. I’ve found James Hoffman’s Youtube videos to be very educational – if sometimes a little too much… but you can learn a lot from a little too much.

Here’s a good example: