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3 Things I Learned Last Week #35 – Mistakes, Mornings, & Mind Hacks

What’s shakin’? 🥤 It’s the 35th edition of “3 Things I Totally Didn’t Make Up This Week” (also known as “3 Things I Learned Last Week”)! 🎉

Pour yourself your third (or fourth) coffee of the day and let’s deep dive into some brain food.

On this week’s quirky learning menu:

  1. 🧠 “Why Your Brain Feels Like a Crashed Browser Tab”: The Action-Reference Framework
  2. 🌱 “Mistakes: The True Breakfast of Champions”: The Psychological Side of Flubs and Fumbles
  3. 🌞 “The Morning Rituals of People Cooler than Us”: Tailoring Huberman’s A.M. Groove

🔍 Alright, rubber duckies, let’s break it down!

🧠 Why Your Brain Feels Like a Crashed Browser Tab: The Action-Reference Framework

Ever felt like your brain has too many tabs open? Welcome to the club! Here’s a neat trick: The “action-reference framework”.

Imagine categorizing stuff into ‘action’ (stuff that’s “OMG, this is urgent!”) and ‘reference’ (stuff to check “When I’m avoiding actual work”). Tools like Google Calendar for “now things” and Google Notes for “later, maybe” can help.

🔑 Bite-sized Insight:

  • Know the difference: ‘Now’ stuff and ‘Meh, later’ stuff.
  • Pick tools that feel less like work and more like fun, e.g., Google Calendar for the urgent and Google Notes for the…not so urgent.

🎥 See how NOT to fry your brain here.

🌱 Mistakes: The True Breakfast of Champions – The Psychological Side of Flubs and Fumbles

So, a study from 2019 showed us that tripping at the starting line can trip us up later on. Basically, our first impressions in learning kinda stick around.

The golden rule? Early-stage learners need a lot of “You’re doing amazing, sweetie!” vibes, and the pros need a solid, “Eh, that could be better”.

🔑 Bite-sized Insight:

  • Early wins (or fails) set the tone for the learning journey.
  • Feedback is like hot sauce. Tailor it to taste, and don’t let it burn you out.

🎥 Unpack the mess-ups that make us here.

🌞 The Morning Rituals of People Cooler than Us: Tailoring Huberman’s A.M. Groove

Enter YouTuber Lost in Admiration. They tried out Huberman’s A.M. thing, and guess what?

Personalizing stuff is essential! Groundbreaking, I know.

But really, mix up that science-y goodness with things that make your soul hum, and you’ve got a morning cocktail that screams, “Let’s do this!”

🔑 Bite-sized Insight:

  • Morning rituals should feel like your favorite playlist: a mix of the latest hits and timeless classics.
  • Toss in personal faves like journaling or, you know, that second breakfast.

🎥 Tweak your A.M. vibes with Huberman here.

Aaaaand, that’s a wrap! If you’ve got pals who could use a dose of “3 Things I Totally Didn’t Make Up,” send ’em this way!

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Here’s to a week that’s overflowing with “Oh, cool!” moments, a dash of “Whaaaat?” and a sprinkle of dance breaks.

Stay quirky and curious,

~ Nathan 🦆🚀

The author partially generated this content with GPT-4 & ChatGPT, OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation models. Upon developing the draft, the author reviewed, edited, and revised the content to their liking and took ultimate responsibility for the content of this publication.






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