7 Point Saturday 4/4/2020

Good afternoon all. Another edition of 7 Point, with this one being a little eclectic in what I offer up. Hope you like the curiosities I grabbed for you from this past week. Let’s take the dive together.

  1. Our notions of what’s good and bad, where does that come from? Heather Lanier has a pretty good idea in this TED Talk. Thought I would offer up something else to watch than the usual Netflix binge we might be stuck in. Get unstuck here: https://www.ted.com/talks/heather_lanier_good_and_bad_are_incomplete_stories_we_tell_ourselves/up-next
  2. Then of course its not a bad thing to just veg out too. I am and always have been thanks to my farther been a huge fan of the sci-fi or fantasy. It’s an escape. If you like sci-fi and have a Netflix account these are the newest and coolest 20 biggies to binge right now from http://www.space.com: https://www.space.com/best-netflix-sci-fi-movies-shows.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits
  3. Maybe TV is not your thing and like me you digest a boat load of music. There is some crazy good content on Soundcloud you can get lost in on any platform with no monthly subs needed. I’m amazed at the talent on there and soon I am sure will see them hit mainstream. Oh, and if you’re just trying to up your game in the podcast space, you can get that here too. Check both out here and get lost: https://soundcloud.com/
  4. I’ve created a crazy good ritual for both work day weeks and off workday weekends. Each day has a rhythm and a ritual that keeps me on track. Without my rituals giving me my pace for the day I would not be able to get half the stuff out or done that I want. A little focus is a great thing. Combine focus with a ritual and you get amazing things to happen. A piece I found in HBR that does a really good 8 minute explanation of how rituals can actually be restorative in nature. Find the power here: https://hbr.org/2020/04/the-restorative-power-of-ritual?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_campaign=dailyalert_not_activesubs&referral=00563&deliveryName=DM75018
  5. With this “safe at home” gig going my house is getting cleaner and cleaner each week with little habits here or there to declutter. I’ve always wanted to do this on a broader scale. I even took one whole month this year already and decluttered one thing out of my life each day. It was incredible how much I got rid of by the end of that month. April affords and forces me to do this again. If you’re trying to figure it out yourself, here’s one way. You got 2 mins for this, I know you do: https://nextbigideaclub.com/now-perfect-time-declutter-home-heres-start/23659/
  6. I’ve been dipping my toe into a lot of studies around neurology of late to better understand why my mind and body make me feel the way it does. Perhaps if I can better understand this, I can change it so that I can be happier or healthier or both! Just our luck I found this 5 min read: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-the-body-and-mind-talk-to-one-another-to-understand-the-world
  7. I wanted to end with a story. A really interesting one as well. You think you really understand isolation. You don’t. This is a bit of a read clocking in at 23 mins. Enjoy this one with a bit of wine, coffee, or brew of choice. Maybe get the fireplace cracking too. It’s story time! Here you go: https://www.outsideonline.com/2410996/eric-pam-bealer-alaska-death?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

Those are my picks from last week’s wanderings. I bit of everything in there. Pretty much all free of the negative too. Hope you enjoy them for your week ahead. Maybe pick one a day to read to just break up the new norms ahead. Stay healthy, safe, and at home!

✌ Shawn

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