Member Dispatch – April 28, 2020

Well, it is work from home week for me, for the first time an entire week. COVID-19 talk has started to wane, but despite head in the sand people, the virus is still functioning.

A good time to evaluate how we work and what we work on.

1. Quick, interesting read

This woman rowed across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.
The first tip she has about staying centered is : "... delight in slow, deep breaths."

Here's a link:

The blog seemed pretty confusing, but the article is good. Beware the 'infinite scroll' the website uses because it could just suck you in.

2. Productivity tip

Sweat pants glory. That was the first few days of working from home.
The most pertinent tip for WFH productivity for me, has been changing my clothes. For me, the commute, which is now non-existent, does more than just get me home -> it shifts my mind and helps me decompress from work.

The Harvard Business Review references a study that describes "boundary-crossing activities."

"Putting on your work clothes, commuting from home to work—these are physical and social indicators that something has changed. You’ve transitioned from “home you” to “work you.”

Here is a link:

3. Cool photos

Work from home set-ups of people who only WFH. The "show-off" is a pretty sweet set-up for IG purposes. What it really showed me, though, was that even for these people, some prefer just one laptop, one screen, and use the built-in keyboard. No need to get all crazy with a setup. Do what works for you.

4. Unique product

Backups and redundacy. What would you do if you lost all your photos? Would you be bummed? Do you have copies? I have a back-up system that I like. It invovles HDD and I prefer it for a few reasons. Otherwise, use the cloud, I guess?

Two options (mainly because there is a sale) try this* or this

(*) coupon code 42603

5. Workout - I call it the 10x10

  • Pick one exericse*.
  • Put a timer on for 1 minute. Do 10 reps of the exercise. The rest of the minute is rest.
  • Repeat 10 times.
  • Start with 5 reps per minute.

(*) Example exercises:
Full squat no weight
Pullup (adjust to timed hang ex. 10 sec)
Burpee no pushup
Goblet squats

Have a good week dude!

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