Every week I send out a newsletter with the recommendations, tools, apps, and other stuff that I believe are great resources or materials to help you find your way through the jungle of adulthood. None of these are sponsored items (although some have affiliate links attached), but are entirely based upon my own experiences with them. Some things may interest you, others may interest someone you know.
Take these tools and share them with your friends in conversation, online, or wherever. You don’t even have to tell them where you discovered them.
Book of the Week:
The World According to Mr. Rogers
This book has not only offered me a lot of insights and patience in my personal life (knowing who and how Mister Rogers is, you can already understand why), but it has taught my significantly new ways to approach problems. The mindfulness that these passages display, while remaining non-judging and positive become great quick reads in the morning or before bed. You can check out some of my favorite passages and my thoughts on them in an episode of the Adulthood Is… Podcast by clicking here.
“How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.” – Fred Rogers
App of the Week:
Clear -Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists
Clear is nothing that is going to take over for sliced bread, as the best thing since. However, the simplicity and single-focus of this app have made my life more defined and efficient for years now. There is a one-time purchase fee, and with all the other free to-do list apps out there it is hard to make the case to buy something that gives you less technically. What Clear gives you though is a beautifully minimalistic UI that only gives and does what you need it to do. No distractions. It’ll sync up to your entire Apple ecosystem if you are into that sort of thing, but to have a quick and responsive list at the ready like this is essential for every adulting endeavor. From travel packing, grocery shopping, daily tasks, chores, or outlining blog articles. Go with Clear.
Odds & Ends:
I don’t know what else to say here. Highlighters have saved my life in work, writing, reading, blogging, and beyond. It took me a long time to gather the courage to highlight through a really good book, as I always felt like I was degrading the integrity of the pages somehow. That idea is long gone, and now I relish in finding pages to highlight, so that I can build-up a stack of books to go back through and write notes on my laptop based on the highlighted portions. Highlighters allow me to think quickly, while still being organized, which is an adulting balance we should all strive for. The Sharpies linked just happen to be my favorites because of the small, but wide sizes. They also last for quite awhile, and are perfect for traveling.
So go run out there and get adulting!