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Tech Productivity

Issue #116  (Take Advantage of Low Quality Time) 05/03/21

A Tweet in June 2020 from writer Daphne K. Lee, who has only about 8,000 Twitter followers, seems to have resonated with a few hundred thousand users. She discusses something called "revenge bedtime procrastination" which she says is:

"...a phenomenon in which people who don’t have much control over their daytime life refuse to sleep early in order to regain some sense of freedom during late night hours."

Alarm Clock

I definitely feel like I've fallen into this trap numerous times but I also don't have a strict morning schedule that requires me to be up early so I do make up for lost sleep pretty regularly.

If you'd like to read up more on this from a clinical perspective, there's a study published in 2014 by the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the Netherlands that goes into this in great detail.

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

Tools & Apps

Inwise - A free and extremely simple 3-step invoice generator with three templates.

Rethink - Organize, search, and share files across any cloud, with 10GB of storage free.

Allo - Whiteboard, video conferencing, documentation, and project management in one place.

Imperium - A free and minimalist and cross-platform file manager for Windows or Linux that focuses on usability and streamlining common tasks.

Snippyly - Privacy focused tool to capture your screen, annotate and instantly collaborate real-time with anyone around the world.

The Secret to a Healthy Lifestyle - Noom is the world's leading behavior change company, disrupting the weight loss and healthcare industries. By combining the power of artificial intelligence, mobile tech, and psychology with the empathy of over 1,000 personal coaches, Noom helps people to change their long-term habits and achieve sustainable weight loss.     sponsored  

Articles & Resources

The Real Reason Why You Get Distracted - A discussion of 5 "triggers" for distraction, which is viewed as a symptom, not a problem in itself.

How to Motivate Yourself to Change - Change is hard, but it’s possible. Use motivational interviewing techniques to build your confidence, and take the plunge.

Why and How You Should Take Breaks at Work - Brief read from 2017 that might be even more important today now that so many are working remotely.

Stop Keeping Score - Reaching goals and checking off boxes isn't necessarily going to make you happy, according to Arthur C. Brooks.

How to Take Advantage of Low-Quality Time - Most of the workday is low-quality time, subject to interruptions, and when you're not at your top energy. How should you maximize your productivity in these instances?

2 x Senior Frontend Engineers (React, 100% Remote) - We’re looking for two experienced individuals that have a solid understanding of React and want to help design, implement and launch major user-facing features. is 100% globally distributed team of ~45 high-performing, happy people that are dedicated to building a product our customers love.     sponsored  


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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