The actionable, curated newsletter to help you make positive change.
Welcome to this week’s Intelligent Tuesday, from the people behindThe Five Minute Journal andProductivity Planner. This is a weekly list of resources that enhance our lives. We want to share these with you to spread joy, productivity, and self-fulfillment.
“Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.”
- Marilyn French
Article (6 minutes) - A Gratitude Conversation with Seth Godin by Katie Steedly:Seth + Gratitude = strap in and let’s take our understanding of gratitude to the next level - to experience each part of your day as a privilege rather than something you “should” or “have” to do. Want to prevent gratitude from getting repetitive or feel like you are just going through the motions? This one’s for you.
Article (15 minutes) - Productivity Advice for the Weird by Ramit Sethi: Ramit Sethi, who runs a multi-million dollar publishing company, shares a refreshing approach to optimize your productivity by outlining his 3-tier system: fundamentals, psychology, and details. This post is full of actionable tips you can implement starting today (we got you on the daily planning part)!
Video (5 Minutes) - Emotion Revolution: Lady Gaga Talks About Depression and Anxiety in Yale University:Stefani Germanotta invented the stage name Lady Gaga to help her overcome anxiety and depression - to be an expression of her pain. She has tried everything from medication to mindfulness to mantras and more to help her through it. But the most powerful thing that has helped her through it is the simple power of saying “No.”
Quick Tip Gift - What’s your time worth to you? Consider getting YouTube Red and/or Hulu Plus: Remember the days before pre-roll ads on YouTube? Tired of sitting through 10 minutes of ads for a 30 minute show? 40 minutes for a 2 hour program? Add all these minutes up and you are likely spending days watching video ads each year. YouTube Red is $9.99/mo and Hulu Plus is $11.99/mo to stream all major shows, with no commercials. Unsure? You get 1 month free of each if you are new subscriber. But be warned, once you have no commercials there is no going back.
Which resource above is your favorite? What do you want to see more or less of? Just send a reply and let us know.
Thank you for reading and have a great rest of the week,