September 2019 Update
Starting from this one, I'm going to publish my newsletter as regular posts as well.
New posts #
- Learn JS. Destructuring 1 — Accessing object properties
- Learn JS. Destructuring 2 — Assignment and Default Value
Books I've been reading #
- The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt.
I've learned so much from this book! I highly recommend it.
Elsewhere on the Web #
Nir Eyal published a new book and shared one of the practices to become Indistractable on his blog. The gist of it is that we should schedule what we do every hour in the whole week. I can recommend reading the article How to be More Productive and Focus (+ Free Schedule Maker)
to learn more why it works and to see some examples.
- For some time I had the feeling that I heard about it before. It took me a couple of days to remember that Cal Newport wrote about it in his book Deep Work. See my notes at Book Review: Deep Work by Cal Newport.
- Cal Newport has a great example of scheduling on a daily basis Deep Habits: The Importance of Planning Every Minute of Your Work Day that might complement your weekly planning. Planning for a given day reminds me of my schedule and helps me adjust only one day's schedule when something changes.
Most people are productive less than 3 hours per day. I'm getting more and more convinced that working 8 hours (or more) is not optimal. Seeing that it's less than 3 hours is unexpected. I thought that around 4 hours a day would work best. On the other hand, if we add some things like chatting with the coworkers and making hot beverages then making a 4-hour work-day sounds about right.