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Issue #106  (How to Tell Your Boss You’re Burned Out) 02/22/21

In a Twitter thread, Marissa Goldberg discusses the fact that many believe remote work isn't conducive to having those 'serendipitous moments' that we would often have in person.

How to regain serendipity in remote work

She has some great suggestions that can be summarized with:
  1. Create structure
  2. Provide permission (for non-work topics)
The full thread is only about 10 tweets, but a good read that seemed to resonate with many.

Now on to this week's hand-picked productivity links!

Tools & Apps

cvlogin - Online resumé creation tool that tries to improve on how resumes normally get created using something like MS Word.

Incognito for Slack - Slack plugin that allows teams to receive anonymous feedback in a private Slack channel.

Brisqi - Offline-first personal Kanban app for Mac, Windows, and Ubuntu. An elegant and practical task management tool for all your needs.

Spotter - Open source Mac app, a productivity tool to launch everything. It's a quick search to launch apps and app functions easily. - Online tools to convert PDF, Word, and DOCX files to EPUB or convert EPUB to 20+ other formats.

Articles & Resources

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. - An excerpt from James Clear's book that promotes systems over goals.

How to Be More Productive at Work And Manage Your Time Effectively - Allison Pohle discusses figuring out your motivations, prioritizing tasks, and getting to the root of procrastination.

How to Tell Your Boss You’re Burned Out - Health experts agree that untreated burnout can put your mental and physical health in jeopardy, and the symptoms won’t go away on their own.

Sprinkle A Little Ancient Philosophy Into Your Daily Routines - A different spin on being more productive, looking at old techniques from philosophers from ancient Greece and Rome.

Stuff They Don’t Tell You: Screen-Free Career Goals - James Cartwright explains how doing something away from his computer saved his career, and speaks to others who have pursued dedicating a chunk of their working week to a fulfilling craft that makes them happy.


Have a suggestion for a productivity-related tool, article, or other resource? Send me a direct message via X (@LouisLazaris) and I’ll consider including it in a future issue.

Stay productive!


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