I listen to a lot of podcasts and read blog posts about motherhood and parenting. I come across two themes of advice that are useful yet seem in conflict with each other. Whenever I have to start from scratch on a Mac, I am reminded just how much I rely on various utility Apps throughout my day. So here is the list of my must-have and nice-to-have apps and services.So, we've come to terms with the fact that we have very limited "free time" during the day. Our baby will not take a 2 hour nap twice a day. So we need to forget about what the mothers we know with sleepers are doing and tackle the day with a strategy that suits our season.As a regular consumer of productivity porn I first noticed Personal Knowledge Management Systems last year when they were moving from a niche interest to a full-on internet trend. Lately I've been rereading some books that I remember impacting me in 2016. The year I turned 30, in a very cliche move, I discovered the self improvement/development genre.There are many reasons I love Notion, and I plan to share my setup for weekly
and monthly reviews on this blog in the future. One thing that has really been
bugging me lately is how bad the performance has gotten. Maybe my location
(Australia) exacerbates this, but Notion has been so slow lately.
I have a page in my Notion called “Cleaning” that is basically a table of all
the cleaning tasks in my home and when I did them last (so I don’t have to
wonder about how long it has been since I cleaneTransitions are exceptionally hard for me, this is what I do to make myself move.If one more person tells me I need to time block, I'm gonna scream.My firstborn spent months in the first year of their life only taking 30 minute naps, while attached to me. After trying every strategy and suggestion to get them to sleep longer or alone, and driving myself to the brink of insanity in doing so, I knew that something had to change.I first read Atomic Habits by James Clear in December 2012. I thought it was a good book and had helpful advice. Still, I didn’t really implement it because I wasn’t convinced that little daily habits would really amount to anything impressive.Today I was listening to an episode of the Productivityist Podcast, an interview with Annie Duke. Annie talked about a mental model/cognitive bias where people think the result of a decision is an indicator of that decision’s quality.I don’t need to publish another lengthy essay about quitting social media, the internet has enough of those. In bullet points: