With the pandemic, it’s easy to get into a mindset of thinking things aren’t going well and you aren’t doing well. I get it. But guess what? Chances are you are doing well. To see what I am getting at, check out this checklist.
It won’t take more than 5 minutes to do, but after you do it, you will think:
- Hey, I’m doing more good things than I give myself credit for
- Oh dear, I really need to work on X and Y and Z
Ok. Great! You now know you are doing better than you thought (give yourself a pat on the back). You also have a list of items to work on improving. It’s Monday: make up a plan to work on them this week.
(Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash)
You might think I am joking but I am not.
Take a look at the photo above. This is a scan of a living man’s brain: the black part is fluid, while the part around the black part is his remaining brain. Essentially 90% of his brain has been displaced by the fluid. And yet he was considered a functioning person, despite only have 10% of a brain mass most people have.
The story behind the scan and the questions that it raises is in this article: A civil servant missing most of his brain challenges our most basic theories of consciousness.
Fascinating. Perhaps in a few years / centuries we will understand how the brain works. For now we are mostly clueless, much like you are while you wait for your coffee to kick in. 🙂
I got into a habit of making pasta on Mondays: there is so much happening on Mondays for me, and pasta dishes were a way to allow me to multi-task and make dinner, help with homework, clean-up, &c.
If you feel overwhelmed on Monday, or simply if you love pasta, then I recommend you try pasta Mondays. Worst case, just keep it simple and use pre-made sauces. If you would prefer to make things from scratch, then here are two updates on some classic pasta dishes:
Pasta Carbonara With Spicy Sausage Recipe from Real Simple
The Best Macaroni & Cheese You’ll Ever Have from a Cup of Jo blog
First, take this list: 25 tricks to make working with Windows faster, better and more fun.
Second, apply as many as you can. Even if you aren’t technically savvy or comfortable with changing things, look through the long list and find some you are comfortable with and apply them.
Third, ask for help with the ones you can’t do (either because you aren’t comfortable or their are restrictions regarding what you can change on your computer).
There! Your computer is better and less sucky already. And a less sucky computer means a less sucky work week.
Good luck! Thank me later! 🙂 Also thank ITBusiness, which is where I found it.