Saturday, February 4, 2023

Timeblocking productivity: book Deep Work by Cal Newport

Timeblocking - Wikipedia

Timeblocking or time blocking (also known as time chunking) is a productivity technique for personal time management where a period of time—typically a day or week—is divided into smaller segments or blocks for specific tasks or to-dos. It integrates the function of a calendar with that of a to-do list. It is a kind of scheduling.

When done properly, timeblocking can help eliminate distractions and discourage unproductive multitasking

One of the early adopters of timeblocking was Benjamin Franklin ===>>>

Timeboxing is one of several time management strategies to help you take back control of your schedule. Instead of losing hours to easy tasks, timeboxing can help you fight procrastination, reclaim lost productivity, and focus on the work that matters. With timeboxing, you’ll practice assigning each task a specific amount of time, so you can spend less time planning work and more time in flow.

Timeboxing - Wikipedia

timeboxing allocates a fixed and maximum unit of time to an activity, called a timebox, within which planned activity takes place. It is used by agile principles-based project management approaches and for personal time management.

Cal Newport's Deep Work Time Blocking Method –

In his book, Deep Work, he explains his key to daily productivity: schedule out every minute of your day. This may sound extreme, but he argues it’s the best way to keep yourself focused on “deep work” and fight off the temptation to engage in shallow tasks (like email and social media). And it’s easier than you think. He calls it “Time Blocking” 

Cal Newport

Introducing The Time-Block Planner by Cal Newport - YouTube

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World: Newport, Cal: 9781455586691: Books

Saturday, January 14, 2023

book: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

 The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - Wikipedia

1. The Law of Pure Potentiality: Take time to be silent, to just BE. Meditate for 30 minutes twice a day. Silently witness the intelligence within every living thing. Practice non-judgment.

2. The Law of Giving: Today, bring whoever you encounter a gift, a compliment, or a flower. Gratefully receive gifts. Keep wealth circulating by giving and receiving care, affection, appreciation and love

3. The Law of Karma: Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. Choosing actions that bring happiness and success to others ensures the flow of happiness and success to you.

4. The Law of Least Effort: Accept people, situations, and events as they occur. Take responsibility for your situation and for all events seen as problems. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view. 

5. The Law of Intention and Desire: Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment. Make a list of desires. Trust that when things don’t seem to go your way, there is a reason. 

6. The Law of Detachment: Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. Do not force solutions—allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. Uncertainty is essential, and your path to freedom. 

7. The Law of Dharma: We have taken manifestation in physical form to fulfill a purpose

Deepak Chopra - Wikipedia

How To Master The 7 Spiritual Laws Of Success (book's web site)

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Pocketbook Guide to Fulfilling Your Dreams (One Hour of Wisdom): Chopra M.D., Deepak: 9781878424716: Books

The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfillment: Chopra M.D., Deepak: 9781400097852: Books

  1. Sunday: Everything is possible.
  2. Monday:  If you want to get something, give something.
  3. Tuesday: When you make a choice, you change the future.
  4. Wednesday:  Don’t say no—go with the flow.
  5. Thursday: Every time you wish or want, you plant a seed.
  6. Friday: Enjoy the journey.
  7. Saturday: You are here for a reason.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Architecture patterns, philosophy: Christopher Alexander

 Christopher Alexander - Wikipedia

was an Austrian-born British-American architect and design theorist. He was an emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His theories about the nature of human-centered design have affected fields beyond architecture, including urban design, software, and sociology

in software, Alexander is regarded as the father of the pattern language movement. The first wiki—the technology behind Wikipedia—led directly from Alexander's work, according to its creator, Ward Cunningham. Alexander's work has also influenced the development of agile software development.

In architecture, Alexander's work is used by a number of different contemporary architectural communities of practice, including the New Urbanist movement, to help people to reclaim control over their own built environment.

Understanding Christopher Alexander, with Brent Ryan - YouTube

book: A Pattern Language - Wikipedia

The book creates a new language, what the authors call a pattern language derived from timeless entities called patterns. A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction: Books

The Timeless Way of Building: Alexander, Christopher: Books


It is primarily seen as a book about architecture, but is also a book about a way of life. Alexander wrote the book in a beautiful way, with one or two lines in italics that sum up the general principals of his thinking, followed by unitalicized prose that dives deeper in the specific applications to architecture and design. He suggests reading the italicized parts first, then going back and re-reading the entire book



Saturday, December 31, 2022

Wim Hof Method

Wim Hof - Wikipedia

"Happy, Strong, Healthy mindset"

Welcome to the Official Wim Hof Method Website

Wim Hof Method® is a way to keep your body and mind in its optimal natural state.

For most of our evolutionary history, a merciless natural environment automatically did this for us: sub-zero temperatures, howling winds and hungry wolves kept our muscles and veins supple, and our minds sharp and clear.

Fast forward to today, and phones are exhausting our brains, while the rest of our body wastes away as we sit in toasty rooms strapped to stiffening chairs.

As a result, those natural defenses are no longer on high alert. We fall ill more easily. We stress out, lose sleep, and wake up without focus or energy.