April 8, 2024: The Joys of Getting Organized

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Hi friends,

How's everything going?
This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp 👋

We hand-picked 3 good articles for you to highlight this week. Hope they'll help you get new ideas and perspectives. (You can read this online!)

📚 3 Good Articles for You

The Joys of Getting Organized
by Leo Babauta (9 mins)

  • Find joy in the process of getting organized by creating "buckets" to sort items into using productivity tools
  • Approach it playfully in short bursts, quickly deciding whether to handle something now or sort it into a bucket
  • Build routines for maintaining organization while accepting the need for periodic re-organizing

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The Indiscipline Of Overwork
by Ryan Holiday (4 mins)

  • The author shares personal experiences of overworking himself, leading to severe injuries and illnesses like ankle sprains and mononucleosis, highlighting the dangers of ignoring recovery periods.
  • He emphasizes the importance of moderation, rest, and knowing one's limits, drawing from quotes and examples that illustrate the consequences of extreme overwork, such as Prince Albert's death.
  • The article serves as a warning against the "indiscipline of overwork," advocating for a balanced approach that prioritizes well-being over the mindset of being a relentless "workhorse" until collapse.

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Parkinson's Law: It's Real, So Use It
by James Stanier (3 mins)

  • Parkinson's Law states that work expands to fill available time if no deadlines are set, leading to delays and scope creep.
  • Setting challenging but realistic deadlines fosters focus, and accountability, and drives tangible progress more efficiently.
  • Establishing a weekly reporting cadence where teams share progress can instill discipline and help organizations maintain agility even as they scale.

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📣 Community

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  • 🟩 Read5:
    We're going to have the Read5for5 challenge in the week of April 15th! We will share the details this weekend. Let's read good articles and connect with like-minded people 📚
  • 🟦 Community meetup:
    We'll have a monthly community meetup at 9 am on April 12th (PDT). We're looking forward to seeing you all! Please feel free to jump in and out. You can register for the event from here 🤝 If you'd like to get invited via Google Calendar, please send a DM to Kei via Slack or email.
  • 🟥 Private highlights:
    We're excited to announce the release of the private highlight feature! Now, you can safely highlight articles, videos, and PDFs in your private space. To begin using this new feature, please refer to our tutorial.
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Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter!
See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki


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