Working my way back to creativity after a little rut and taking control of my news consumption.
TV news has become overwhelming; Twitter has been a time-suck; and Facebook is too opinionated, in my opinion. Simplifying & taking control now. Keeping informed, and staying in-touch with issues quickly each morning and afternoon via news aggregates, links below. Of course I’ll still be on social media, but not letting it suck me down into hours of lost-time anymore:
- Mornings: The Skimm “Making it easier for you to be smarter. … giving you all the news and info you need to start your day.” See the latest issue & sign up here – http://www.theskimm.com/
- Afternoons: The Next Draft “The Day’s Most Fascinating News From Dave Pell” http://nextdraft.com/.
Not specifically news related, but trending, informative, and always enriching:
- Daily: Seth Godin’s blog ” … riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread.” http://sethgodin.typepad.com/.
- Austin Kleon’s newsletter “… a list of 10 things I think are worth sharing — new art, writing, and interesting links… ” http://austinkleon.com/newsletter/.
- Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Eric Barker “… science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life.” http://www.bakadesuyo.com.
- Farnam Street by Shane Parrish “… learn how to make better decisions, create new ideas, and avoid stupid errors.” https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/newsletter/.
- The Open Circle by Charles Chu ” … where I deconstruct great minds and share actionable tips from my own crazy experiments.” http://marketmeditations.com/theopencircle/ This one’s new to me, I just subscribed last week. So far, so good.
Taking control of what I consume, and what I produce. Not ignoring the world, but making time to play and create. Creativity is going on my calendar as a to-do now, making time for what’s important.