Welcome to this week’s edition of Reagan’s Roundup!
Here are some links to fuel your journey toward being a more productive Christian.
- On the Blog: NotePlan 2: One App for Your Calendar, Tasks, & Notes
- On the Podcast: RPS #47 — John Piper’s 7 Lessons on Productivity
Now, for what’s happening on the web:
Three simple rules for writing great tasks for your to-do list
Sometimes the best way to make sure a task gets done is by making sure you write it down the right way to begin with. Some helpful tips for writing good tasks regardless of how you track your todo list.
35+ Mac Text-Editing Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed Up Typing
Keyboard shortcuts are an easy way to make productivity gains. I always make a point of reading articles like these when I come across them. There’s always a few more shortcuts that stick with me. And if you’re on windows here are 42+ Windows keyboard shortcuts.
There Are No Shortcuts to Growth
Speaking of shortcuts…this by R.C. Sproul, “Casually attending to the things of the Lord will not result in our nurture. Visualizing or seeking a secret formula won’t help. We must work out our salvation with fear and trembling, knowing that Christ, by His Spirit, is working in us.”
Reading Strategies from Cornell University
Here’s a PDF from Cornell University’s Learning Strategies Center that presents three textbook reading systems. These systems work equally well whether you are studying for school or just trying to retain more of what you’re reading in any book.
When God Withholds Sleep: How to Handle Restless Nights
“If you’ve struggled with setting your mind to rest and falling asleep at night, you’ve likely experienced some pre-bedtime anxiety. Another restless night could make it difficult to care for your children, make it through the board meeting with your eyes open, or have the clarity of mind for an interview.
“But as nighttime falls, God already knows our needs.”
With downtowns staying abandoned, put tiny businesses back into residential neighborhoods
“What if we started creating tiny storefronts (ACUs, or accessory commercial units) in neighborhoods to serve people where they are—and give businesses a chance at new customers.”
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