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 —

What Makes a Good Life: Revelatory Learnings from Harvard’s 75-Year Study of Human Happiness by Maria Popova

In an unprecedented 75-year study, we discover the key element for a happy and healthy life. According to Harvard psychologist and Grant Study director Robert Waldinger, “the clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.”

Books, documentaries, or podcast episodes I’m enjoying —

A Look Inside Date with Destiny: How Masculine and Feminine Energies Impact Relationships on The Tony Robbins Podcast

If you’ve had a chance to watch I Am Not Your Guru, this is a great follow-up podcast episode. Tony Robbins walks through a relationship challenge shared by a couple in the audience at his Date with Destiny event. It’s emotional and it’s challenging but contains some highly valuable lessons on how to make relationships work.

A quote that’s inspiring me —

Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that makes you smile.

— Mark Twain

Productivity tip of the week —

Will you repeat the task? Find ways to optimize and automate it.

I’ve written about this in the past but I think it’s worth highlighting again. When you come across a task that you know you’ll be doing again in the future, it’s good to think of ways to optimize and speed up how to do it next time. This might include creating a canned response in Gmail, setting up a reminder through IFTTT, or using a subscription service like Amazon Subscribe & Save to order it automatically.

Product or service I’m loving —

Audible

If you like audiobooks, you’ve likely already heard of Audible. Personally, I prefer reading physical books but I like the flexibility Audible offers when I want to be listening to books while walking or transiting. My only wish with Audible is that they have a better way of taking notes and re-visiting chapters/sections that I like. Lately I’ve been re-listening to The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 1. It’s a great listen if you are interested in Stoic philosophy which is highly accessible and practical.

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

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