Thanks for checking out the Weekly Learning Roundup. These bite-sized, weekly posts are designed to give you a quick hit of interesting learnings and articles I came across this week.

It’s a motley assortment of tips, resources, and links that will hopefully give you a bit of inspiration for the upcoming week. Enjoy!

What I’m reading —

How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym by Bradley Stulberg

Exercise should be as fundamental to your weekly priorities as eating quality food and getting enough sleep. Beyond the health benefits, exercise can also build greater resilience in your mindset and seep positive benefits to all aspects of your life.

Think Less, Think Better by Moshe Bar

Having less cognitive load allows us to think more creatively and clearly. That’s why practices like meditation which clear our mind can be tremendously beneficial. Concurrently, limiting the consumption of non-useful information allows us to keep our mind clear and ready for productive thinking.

A new podcast I’m enjoying —

Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell’s early books – The Tipping Point and Blink – was one of the reasons I became very interested in social psychology almost 10 years ago. And now he’s back with a podcast of his own called Revisionist History. He brings back his unique way of storytelling and connecting the dots. If you enjoy his books, I’m sure you’ll enjoy his podcast as well.

A quote that’s inspiring me —

We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.

— Ben Sweetland

Productivity tip of the week —

Turn on Night Shift on iPhone

I recently upgraded my iPhone from a 5c to a 6 SE and one of the features that my new phone is compatible with is called Night Shift. It’s a setting that changes your phone’s colour setting to eliminate blue light from the screen. Blue light has been show to impact circardian rhythm and melatonin production meaning a potentially lower quality of sleep. If you have a phone that has this feature, I would highly recommend turning it on automatically at least an hour before your bed time. You’ll wake up more refreshed and hopefully more productive as a result.

As always, thanks for checking out this Weekly Learnings Roundup. Be sure to follow me on Twitter – @peternakamura – to see the full list of interesting articles that I share on a daily basis.

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