Sunday Reads No. 4
This Sunday I have materials about resilience, leaving your corporate job, scheduling breaks, eating healthy for 150/day, how to earn more, and even a Gdrive link to free books! Read up!
I've practiced pushing myself to the limit a lot of times and the result is always the same--burnout. Saying yes to a lot of things results to busyness and then before you know it, you haven't had decent sleep for the past 3 days. This is the wrong definition of resilience and grit. This article states (backed with research, if I may add) that the key to resilience involves taking a break, recovering, and then getting back harder.
This is a great read if you're at a stage in your life that you're thinking about other options. I'm not saying that you should drop everything and go pursue your dreams, I'm a realist. However, I do think that you should always be open for options. Have a me-time and think about why you're staying and why you want to leave. You might find some of your reasons listed down in the article.
When you’re working on tasks that would benefit from creative thinking, consciously insert breaks to refresh your approach. Set them at regular intervals — use a timer if you have to. When it goes off, switch tasks: Organize your reimbursement receipts, check your email, or clean your desk, and then return to the original task. If you’re hesitant to break away because you feel that you’re on a roll, be mindful that it might be a false impression. We tend to generate redundant ideas when we don’t take regular breaks; ask yourself whether your latest ideas are qualitatively different. Finally, don’t skip your lunch breaks, and don’t feel guilty about taking breaks, especially when you are feeling stuck. Doing so may actually be the best use of your time.
I've been more conscious of my diet for the past month and a half but this week was a bit rough for me, financially speaking. This is post is actually a response to Erwan's critics after Mond Gutierrez' new and fit body reveal. That, of course, he could lose all 65 pounds in a short amount of time because he had all the time and money and the world. But Erwan begs to differ. He gave us this meal plan so we can have a diet that's only worth 150/day. So...no more excuses! Time to get back to the grind!
2 (compound) words: full-time, home-based. You can't deny that remote jobs usually pay higher. Or... even if it's not the highest in the market, you still get to save more because you don't even need to go out of the house. To top it all off, you get to do other things on your free time. Like maybe, starting an online business? Unlike what the article suggests you don't have to be a freelancer to have a home-based job. There are companies who require 8 hours a day and give a fixed salary rate. You can move up ranks and learn throughout the process. I know because I work for one. Check out Linked In or Kalibrr for these types of opportunities.
Just request access from the owner! Books are ALWAYS a good idea.
Which of these articles did you find most interesting? What do you want to read about next? Let me know in the comments below!