MEMO

Issue #263

Dear readers

I will take a few weeks of summer break to recharge my batteries. During this period, there will also be no Better Human updates. In August, I will have new content you will hopefully be excited about. Until then, I wish you a fantastic summertime.

Sincerely
Niklaus


Can people change? The psychological Möbius strip that keeps us from ending painful relationships

Facing the logical fallacies that fuel painful emotional patterns and what it takes to break them with dignity, mindfulness, and emotional maturity.

Organised magic

How my second brain made me happier.

Unclack

Unclack is the small but mighty Mac utility that mutes your microphone while you type. No more getting called out for clacking your way through a Zoom meeting on your clicky keyboard!

What this feeling is

In the past few years, a lot of people have been struggling to articulate a certain type of malaise. Is it anxiety? Well, maybe. It’s anxiety-shaped. Is it our old friend depression? Could be! But then again, there’s more urgency in it than your garden variety depressive episode. I’ve heard it described as a kind of grief, a multi-faceted process, or as a low-grade trauma. I’ve also heard it described as “feeling sad and sort of uneasy all the time”, which is fairly bang on.

Why making yourself a priority will boost your productivity

Conventional wisdom centers around giving more of yourself to others in your life than you would to what you want to accomplish. You’re taught to make sacrifices and put your needs secondary because that’s how you’ll become a better person. However, not making yourself a priority is keeping you from accomplishing your goals and getting more done.


Go deeper on Better Human.

I prefer to read the weekly news

The new system I adopted gave me more time and peace of mind.

Self-reflection

A short overview of my preferred self-reflection framework.

Strategies that helped me to procrastinate less

If you struggle with procrastination, I might help you improve your current situation.

How to keep your digital self safe

A short and actionable guide on how to stay safe online.

Fear setting

Understanding your fear helps you make difficult choices, which can lead to happiness and peace.


Ask me anything

I would love to write about topics you all are interested in. If there is a topic you would love to see covered, you can add it to the thread on Better Human.


Bonus

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