What are your thoughts this week?
#30 let's talk about what's running through our minds this week!
From the Curator 😎💻
Yo, What's up! Joseph here
As I sit here sipping my cold brew coffee, I almost thought about just not sending a newsletter out today.. But what good would that do for me? Keeping myself accountable would be pointless if I can just as easily give up when I don’t think I can do something. So.. I’m taking these next 5 minutes to talk about my thoughts today and still try to bring some value to you all.
Thought of the Week 💭
Let’s let that sink in just a bit.. how do you really narrow down the “thought of the week?” If you’re anything like me, you have a million thoughts a day and come back to them all week long! Anyone else..? Just me? oh okay.. cool.. but this can get frustrating at times because these thoughts turn into ideas that turn into actionable items that then sit there taking up space in my brain. So many ideas that I want to tackle and bring to fruition but time is the silent killer.
How do you deal with all of these thoughts?
I’ve moved over to Notion over a year ago and started to map out all of my thoughts and ideas and it’s crazy to look back at them! They vary from an idea called “TrashTalk” where a bot sends you text reminders by talking “ trash” on days when your trash needs to go out to my latest project, ArchiNotion which sells digital products to help new and young designers create a portfolio and get their foot through the door. If you’re interested in seeing my “Idea Hatcher” just let me know, I’ll gladly share my Notion template with you.
You’re probably asking yourself, now Joseph.. where is this going?! I follow this guy on Youtube called Matt D’Avella, a minimalist, filmmaker, and creative who recently published a video anxiety. Along with the video he sends out a newsletter that breaks down his thoughts and brings back the conversation about his struggle with anxiety and what he’s learned to help cope. I want to share a portion of his newsletter with you all.
You will never feel like you have enough time.
Humans like to keep busy (it helps us avoid difficult truths). We subconsciously like to fill every moment overplanning for the things we want to do or distracting ourselves from the fact we haven’t started yet.
But if you were to step back and do an audit of your life, I bet you’d find the time you’re looking for hiding under behaviors like:
Idly getting sucked into Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube
Sleeping in until 11am on the weekends
Overcommitting to client projects
Watching 2 hours of TV every night
Watching tv after work never seemed like a big deal to me prior to having a daughter.. but now that I have to take her routine into account, tv sucks… not the shows I watch, those shows are great.. I mean, the act of watching tv! I get home by 6:30, eat dinner and it’s already 7:30, Elena’s routine starts and ends around 8:45 if I’m lucky and goes to bed.. but that’s not realistic, it’s more like ending around 9:30. I think you get the idea, time flies! Stress is real! Anxiety is a problem we all face! but we’ll get through it.. somehow we always do..
I hope you have a great weekend and get to relax and buy a new plant. You deserve it and let’s face it, plants are freaking awesome!
ALSO! I have a new Youtube video coming out today in a few hours so head over to my Youtube channel and give it a like or subscribe. It’ll mean the world to me!
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