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🗓️ Weekly Reset #4 — Reflect & Recharge

Published about 2 months ago • 1 min read

👋 Hey there,

Welcome to 🗓️ Weekly Reset, an email newsletter where I share my reflections from the past week to give you one thought, tip, and tool to improve your focus and creativity.

🗝️ Key Idea:

Doing a weekly reset, reflection, and setting a key goal for the week is like establishing an implementation intention for the important aspects of your life. They create an intention to dedicate yourself to specific actions. By doing so, you increase the likelihood of accomplishing meaningful work, rather than constantly reacting to whatever comes your way. It’s much easier to respond to immediate demands, instead of prioritizing what truly matters (and propels you forward). When you’re constantly reacting, you relinquish control over your future, which can be quite unsettling.

A challenge for you: Take five minutes and figure out one simple thing you could do this week, that if accomplished you could call this week a success.

📝 Quote of the Week:

If you want to create something but feel it has already been done 1000 times, remember: There is always room for quality

James Clear

🪄 Tool of the Week: Raycast

I’ve been a long-time Alfred user for years, but this past year I finally made the jump to Raycast. The experience is just as snappy as on Alfred, but the User Experience and the Extension quality have both significantly improved. If you’ve been on the fence about switching, I would give it another try.

If this email was helpful to you, reply back and let me know. I would love to hear from you.

Have a great week!
Brandon Boswell

Looking to improve your focus & creativity?

Brandon Boswell

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