The Musk 008 - Restart

I have been reluctant to post for quite some time. The resistance is natural. After much deliberation and push, I plan to post in this weekly reflection format.

I intend to share some key highlights from the past week and what I have learned and reflected on. I don’t have a set format for these posts. However, my target is to reach 26 posts. So, let’s start with the fifth issue.

🩺 I have been suffering from shoulder pain, which was affecting my grip strength and mobility. And calf muscle pain that was affecting my ability to walk. I went to the A&E, and after a series of tests, the symptoms might be due to muscle stiffness. I’m still struggling with it, but it is getting better. I’m looking forward to the physiotherapy session in the next few days to alleviate my pain and restore my strength.

πŸ₯‘ My diet is messed up. I couldn’t cook much, so I ate takeaways and processed food. Now that I’m getting better. I want to start eating clean and get back into my exercise routine.

πŸ“” I’m thinking deeply about journaling and how to better use apps like Day One and Standard Notes. I have been using Standard Notes for nearly two years now. It has been my go-to note-taking app. I have tried many, but I always go back to Standard Notes. Day One is a great app designed for journaling. But I’m still sceptical about privacy because of who owns the app, i.e. Automattic. I want to give Day One another go after, inspired by Daniel Pink’s Pinkcast episode on writing down one noteworthy thing at the end of the day. Also, a similar exercise is called Homework for Life by Matthew Dicks.

Thanks very much for reading The Musk Newsletter – Issue 008.

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