January 15, 2024: 5 Things to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas and Never Finish Anything.

“Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.”

― Napoleon Hill

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 psychology of negative thinking
by Dr. Hannah Rose (6 mins)

  1. Impact of Negative Thinking: Persistent negative thoughts contribute to mental health issues like anxiety and depression, influenced by external experiences.
  2. Negative Thinking Cycle: Aaron Beck's theory highlights how negative thinking patterns reinforce emotional difficulties, creating a self-perpetuating cycle of poor mental health.
  3. Managing Techniques: Managing negative thoughts involves recognizing and challenging their validity, using strategies like thought distancing, journaling, and de-catastrophizing to improve mental well-being.

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How to Think Better: The Skill You’ve Never Been Taught
by FS (4 mins)

  1. Critical Thinking as an Essential Skill: The ability to critically think through problems is crucial, leading to efficient problem-solving and less time spent on avoidable mistakes.
  2. Limitations of Multitasking: Research indicates that multitasking is ineffective, impairing the ability to think deeply, organize thoughts, and switch tasks efficiently.
  3. Writing to Enhance Thinking: Writing down thoughts is a key method to improve thinking, as it forces focus, deeper engagement with ideas, and clear expression, reflecting the quality of one's thinking.

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5 Things to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas and Never Finish Anything.
by Mayo Oshin (4 mins)

  1. Set Mini-Deadlines: Implement Parkinson's Law by creating short deadlines for tasks, which helps to combat procrastination and increases efficiency in completing tasks.
  2. Prioritize Using the 80/20 Rule: Focus on the 20% of activities that contribute to 80% of the results, optimizing time and effort for maximum productivity and impact.
  3. Cultivate Finishing Habits and Strategic Quitting: Develop the habit of completing tasks and learn to strategically quit unproductive projects, reallocating resources to more fruitful endeavors.

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📣 Community

  • 🟨 Community Meetup:
    We had a monthly community meetup on January 12! Thank you for joining! We enjoyed catching up with you. Here's what we talked about in the meetup.
  • 🟥 Read5for5:
    We're going to have the Read5for5 challenge in the week of January 22nd! We will share the details this weekend. Let's read good articles and connect with like-minded people 📚
  • 🟦 Books Recommendation:
    We created a new page to showcase recommended books from thought leaders! Discover your next book to read from the recommendation. Please check it out here 📚

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❤️ Gratitude

We found some people who mentioned Glasp in their articles and blogs, and we appreciate all the kindness!

Thank you all for sharing and mentioning us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or in your blogs 🙂 We appreciate all of your support! Please feel free to ask us anything at any time! Also, feel free to join our Slack community ;)

Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter!
See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki


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