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2019/09/30 - end time

Read 4 books


Run 100 KM 


Write Every Day, Sometimes

I save a note, I write crap

Checklist: Planning Your Day in 30-Minute Chunks

The book suggests planning out your day in half-hour blocks. This will 

1./ help you focus on a single task without switching, 
2./ carve out time for deep work, 
3./ confine distraction time to specific periods. 

You can complete this checklist with your favorite calendar app.
✅ Make a list of tasks you need to finish in the day.
✅ Schedule time for each task to the nearest half-hour. Be realistic, but also set a challenging deadline to force focus.
✅ Schedule time in advance for when you’ll use the Internet. Avoid it completely outside these times.
✅ Schedule overrun blocks for tasks you suspect might run overtime.
✅ Look over your schedule. If you have lots of shallow tasks (more
than 30-50% time), consider how you can replace these with deeper work.
✅ During the day, if you have momentum on a task or feel particularly
inspired, keep going. After you’re done, reorganize your schedule.
✅ At the end of the day, review the accuracy of your time blocks.
✅ Reflect: how well did you focus during the day? How could you focus better tomorrow?

Perpetual Victims

People often try to shift responsibility for solving their problems to others. Blaming someone else creates a feeling of moral rightness, or a high.

**Social media help enable this behavior by making it easy to shift responsibility to someone else.** People join in a public blame game, sharing injustices to generate sympathy and attention, which rewards those who feel victimized. Moral indignation makes them feel good and they get addicted to this feeling.

Here are some destructive effects:

- People on both the right and left, rich and poor, from every demographic group claim to be victims.

- People who are offended claim they’re being oppressed, and expect outrage and attention.

- **There’s a repeating cycle or spiral of outrage**: Media find something offensive, they broadcast it, this creates outrage, they broadcast the outrage to generate more outrage.

- The propensity of so many to declare themselves victims over small things distracts attention from real victims.

- It threatens democracy. Part of living in a democratic society is tolerating people and views you disagree with.

We’ve all seen this counterproductive phenomenon. Instead of participating, you should:

- Maintain a healthy skepticism toward media and avoid categorizing others.

- Practice healthy values of honesty, doubt/uncertainty, and

open-mindedness over destructive values of being right or morally superior.

- Nurture democratic values to support our political system.

Instead of playing the victim and expecting special treatment when you encounter disagreement, take responsibility for your feelings and choices.