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Issue #92  (Turning a Smartphone Into a Boring Tool) 11/16/20

Due to the apparently rising cases of COVID-19 in many areas, it's as important as ever to follow local guidelines and practice good hygiene. But just as important is maintaining a healthy immune system. I'm absolutely not a doctor or healthcare professional, but here are some supplements that one healthcare professional recommended to me as a means of prevention (note that some of this might be controversial and/or questionable as to the benefits):

  • Vitamin C
  • Liquid Zinc
  • Olive Leaf
  • Ionic Silver
  • Spirulina
Vitamins and Supplements

I haven't been taking all of these, because it's expensive, but I've been able to do the first three mostly every day. Again, I'm not a healthcare professional, so before you go out and add any of this to your daily regimen, please consult a trained medical professional first, and do the research on proper dosages.

The main takeaway from this should be: Take your health and your immune system as seriously as you take mask wearing and hand washing.

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

Tools & Apps

Boost Hub - A multi-featured team workspace tool to centralize your team’s information and knowledge.

TimeZap - Online meeting timer and agenda timer for Zoom, Google, Skype, and more.

myFrontpage - Create your own personal new tab page for your browser without any code. - A better way to journal. Start a meaningful reflection practice with a journal that guides your personal growth each month.

Shortkeys - Custom keyboard shortcuts for your browser. Browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.

Hyvor Talk - A commenting platform for websites. While systems like Disqus and Facebook Comments are built to show ads and track users, Hyvor Talk focuses on privacy, customizability, and speed. It also supports Single Sign-on to connect with external user bases.    promoted  

Articles & Resources

Turning My Smartphone Into a Boring Tool - After checking his phone's "screen time" usage, Maxime Vaillancourt discovered that he needed to direct his time to healthier activities.

End Micromanagement: 6 Signs You’re a Micromanager (And What to Do Instead) - If you're in a management position and your employees are more disgruntled, unhappy, and less productive than usual, it could be you.

Q2 Time: How to Work Without a Looming Deadline -  A post about the Q2 of the Eisenhower matrix –  the part that many procrastinators never get around to.

‘Mind Hacking’ Your Way to Self-Improvement - We are living code, says one psychologist, and we have the agency to reprogram our brain. Follow these simple steps to get out of your own way and back to creating.

Poor Communication is The Primary Reason Systems and Relationships Fail - It seems like every week I'm posting an article title that makes me say "well, duh."


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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