June 10, 2024: The Possibility of Slowing Down

“The people who resist change will be confronted by the growing number of people who see that better ways are available; thanks to technology.”

― Bill Gates

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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 Possibility of Slowing Down
by Leo Babauta (2 mins)

  • Slowing down can help regulate emotions, make heart-centered decisions, and prioritize creating over busy work, leading to a more intentional and purposeful life.
  • By breaking habitual patterns, focusing on self-care, and appreciating everyday moments, slowing down can alleviate stress and exhaustion.
  • Leo Babauta offers a "Deepening Into Slowing Down" online retreat from June 21-23, 2024, featuring meditation, teachings on slowing down, and exploration of habitual patterns, with a $100 discount for early sign-ups by the end of May.

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When forming a new habit: consider not starting small?
by McKinley Valentine (5 mins)

  • The article critiques the "tiny habits" approach, arguing that while it reduces effort, it often results in minimal rewards, making the habit feel pointless and unsustainable for some people, especially those with ADHD.
  • The author emphasizes the importance of finding a balance between effort and reward, suggesting that higher-effort tasks might be more motivating and beneficial if they provide more significant rewards.
  • For individuals with ADHD, interest and engagement are crucial in forming habits; complex, engaging activities may be more effective than simple, uninteresting tasks.

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The Science of Learning Movement Skills
by Scott H. Young (10 mins)

  • Motor Skills Components: Motor skills involve perception, decision, and action stages, influenced by timing and feedback loops with the body and environment.
  • Generalized Motor Programs: Motor programs are abstract movement representations stored in the brain, guiding muscles to perform actions with fixed elements (rhythm) and adjustable parameters (force, speed).
  • Effective Learning Strategies: Varied and random practice enhances learning more effectively than repetitive practice. Feedback should be appropriately timed, simple, and focused on the movement goal rather than the movement itself.

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📣 Community

  • 🟦 Released a new feature, “Hatch”:
    We added a new feature called Hatch. It generates new ideas by connecting the dots; your highlights. By selecting manually or randomly, Glasp finds common things, makes sense, and creates new ideas 🐣Please watch this tutorial or the video below to see how it works 👀
  • 🟥 Glasp Talk with Mike Dee:
    Glasp Talk delves deep into intimate interviews with luminaries from various fields, unraveling their genuine emotions, experiences, and the stories that lie behind them. The guest, Mike Dee, is a globally recognized expert in personal productivity. Mike has more than 1 million subscribers on YouTube and shares innovative approaches to hacking productivity, mastering the art of overcoming procrastination and employing speed learning strategies. Watch the session here 📚
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Kei and Kazuki


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