Author: niceandfocused

Great tools which help thinking

Being in school, university or similar there are always some mid-term goals we’re trying to reach. When we finally finish and start our working life there is suddenly little time to think about life and goals. We might find ourself so distracted by daily life that it gets challenging to find and follow our goals. I’m collecting tools which help me to “manage thoughts”:

  • exobrain.co – incredible minimalistic and beautiful mind-mapping tool, great for “thinking”
  • Workflowy.com – relativ simple cloud notepad tool, allows structured lists, great for managing thoughts on different matters which follow you throughout your life
  •  Trello.com – one of many KANBAN-style task managing tools, ok for TODOs

Great sources for “short” entertainment and motivating “news”

We don’t want to garbage our brain with all the information which is available out there, as much of it is not doing anything for anyone when we consume it. However, if you are regularly eating on your own for example you might feel the urge to read or watch something in order to feel “connected”.

Here is a list of (in my current opinion “good”) sources for such “entertainment”:

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Free Encrypted Cloud Storage for Windows, Linux and Mac

In order to share and store sensitive data of my startup company I was searching for a cloud storage solution which offeres at least 5GB of storage for free, the data should be client-sided encrypted (which means that there is no chance for the cloud provider to access your data) and as we are using Windows 10, Ubuntu 16.04 and Mac OS in the company there must be a good client program for all of them.

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Effective household

When I started working full time for the first time in my life after graduating I noticed that keeping my flat clean suddenly challenged me because I wanted to use my free time after work for myself and my weekends for friends & family. When I was still a student I never had this problem as I spend quite a lot time (studying) at home and used my short breaks to get small things done. Also I didn’t have to spend so much time to go to work and home every day.
This is why I want to be as effective keeping my flat clean etc. in order to have more time for others & myself. I’ll keep this post updated whenever I optimize another routine 🙂

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