1- TWO podcasts to check out:
No Stupid Questions with Freakonomics host Steven Dubener + Grit author and psychologist Angela Duckworth. Love their discussions which often center around the intersection of economics and psychology.
Routine & Things with Ashley Brown. Short + sweet and dedicated to helping women in particular develop and refine routines that work for them. Love the concept!
2- Cleaning out your podcast queue:
I don’t mean moving subscriptions, but does anyone else all the sudden realize their phone has about 38728 episodes taking up both data and mental space in their podcast app? I do, but I think I will add “delete podcasts I’m not gonna realistically get to from app” to my Friday email cleansing rituals. Maybe it will even get an official Weekly Review spot!
3- Hey look, POTUS is on Instagram!!
I never followed a certain other someone on twitter (well, in part because I don’t use twitter ever!) but I happily added President Biden to my following list. I don’t necessarily need Insta to be where I get my news, but what has been posted so far has been so . . . reasonable and positive. So incredibly refreshing.
4- Next novel alert:
I have only heard good things about this one, so I’m excited to start.
5- WHAT A WEEK.
I didn’t even plan yesterday. (Though the idea of being ‘too busy to plan’ is usually very very wrong and counterproductive). I’ve been getting over G’s cold (yes, after COVID) and needing more sleep. Today was the first day in a while I have felt pretty normal and happy to go through my usual morning routine!
(Which is currently: Read a chapter of Becoming, 10 minute Headspace, plan out day in planner, write post, then work out — which I am about to head out to do, if anyone is curious.)
This is another Josh-call weekend (two in a row to make up for our COVID fiasco when he had to get coverage) and then I am on call from next Tuesday until the following Monday. I feel like 2021 is getting into high gear already but also feeling . . . some hope and optimism. A little bit, anyway. HAPPY FRIDAY.