Life Designer's Toolkit
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Personal and Spiritual Growth Tools
Health Optimization Tools
Mental health isn’t something you can ignore, especially in the hard times. Cope Notes will help you think healthier thoughts and combat depression, hopelessness, frustrations, anger, doubt, bad moods, guilt, shame, insecurity, stress, anxiety, worry, panic, loneliness, grief, regret, negativity, and fear.
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Stress and aging are intertwined. Eternus will increase your energy, promote restful sleep, support mitochondrial fitness and boost NAD+ & ATP. You will handle stress better and become more productive. Related: Performance Lab, Stress Support, Sleep Support, ENERGYbits (use the coupon code DESIGNEPICLIFE to save 20%) and New MOOD
While there are a lot of calorie-tracking apps out there, Cronometer is by far my favorite one. Besides tracking your macronutrient profile, it gives you details about micronutrients so you can find out if you’re eating a nutrient-rich diet. You may be surprised to find out the deficiencies you can fix.
With Eat This Much, you can put your diet on autopilot by letting it plan your meals. Take overthinking out of the equation and let it do the work. Enter calories, number of meals and your diet preference. It’s all yours to customize! Alternative: Lumen
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If you want to reap the benefits of strength training, Fitbod makes it super easy for any person (beginner to advanced) to get personalized workout routines and recommendations. Save your time and decision-making energy while getting massive gains!
Deep sleep is critical for longevity, night sweats, performance and recovery. Without it, your health, productivity, mood and so on will suffer. chiliPAD is the ultimate cooling mattress pad you’ll need for optimizing the temperature of the mattress for deep sleep. Try it risk-free for up to 90 days! Related: Quility and Leesa Mattress
If you work on a computer, you NEED this. The blue light that comes out from the screen not only harms your vision, it also interrupts your circadian rhythm which gives rise to sleep problems. Then, sleep problems give rise to chronic diseases you want to stay miles away from. So trust me on this and get IRIS. Alternatives: f.lux, Twilight (for android) and driftTV (for TV).
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Lifelong Learning Tools
Shortform is my number one resource for reading or listening to book summaries. It’s impossible to read every good book. So, the best way to accelerate your learning is to consume the biggest ideas from the books in in-depth book summaries. Alternatives: Blinkist, Instaread, Optimize.me, getAbstract, ReadinGraphics, and Readitfor.me
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Skillshare is an online course platform where you’ll find courses on almost any skill. It covers courses on creativity, business, lifestyle, and technology so no matter what new skill you want to learn, Skillshare got you covered. Through the link below, you get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership.
Going to a college just for education is a thing of a past. Coursera has 1600+ online courses from top universities and companies that you can take from home. It will not only help you transform your career and master skills, but it will also give a degree upon completion. Alternatives: Future Learn and edX
Udemy is like a flea market of online courses. You get amazing courses at extremely low prices on wide range of topics. Choose what you want to learn, pick the courses you like and add them to your cart. Once you make the purchase, the courses are yours to keep for the lifetime. Alternative: Bit Degree
You know how crucial it is to read books. But the problem is that you may not have time to read books in your busy life. That’s where audible comes in where you can listen to audiobooks while commuting, cleaning, eating, cooking, walking, or doing any passive activity. Get a free month and two free audiobooks of your choice at Audible. Related: Listenable
Physical books occupy a lot of space and weight. I love reading physical books but I don’t always buy them because there’s just so many books out there. The solution is to get a Kindle Paperwhite that is like your personal library without the hassle of owning physical books. I love that the Kindle’s screen has no glare, so it acts like paper.
If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time in front of a computer. While I love reading articles, sometimes, it’s just too much for my eyes to stare at the screen. Then, I use TTS Reader to listen to the articles. You can also use it to “speed read” articles as two inputs (reading and listening) enhances your focus and reading speed.
If you want to save all your highlights from ebooks and articles you read, Readwise is the #1 tool to revisit your highlights in one place so you don’t have to go through each book or article separately. You can tag, search, organize and make notes so you can remember what you read using the power of spaced repetition and active recall.
Blogging, Business and Branding Tools
If you chose WordPress as your platform, you need reliable hosting. When I started my website, I deeply researched different hostings out there. Finally, I went with SiteGround and I don’t regret it at all. It’s cheap, it’s fast, and it’s safe. And their customer support is remarkable. I’ve never rated their customer service below 5 stars. Alternatives: EasyWP
Normally, you’d need technical knowledge to further customize your WordPress site, or you’d settle with rules set by your theme creator. But now, you have the freedom to customize your website the way you want with Elementor page builder. You can just drag and drop and come up with a unique style for your website.
AWAI is the number one place to learn copywriting from anywhere in the world if you have internet. It not only teaches you how to write to sell, but it also teaches you how to turn it into a business to get high-paying clients and make money online. Related & Alternatives: Conversion.ai, K Money Mastery, 24-Hour Book, How To Write A Book and 6-Figure Speaking
Video marketing and being on YouTube is hot. If you’re planning to be on YouTube, don’t go without using this magical plugin called TubeBuddy. It helps you do keyword research, select tags, and gives you tips to rank higher and grow on YouTube. Related: Hooksounds (music for your videos) and Uscreen (create your own Netflix like streaming service)
Most people overlook the importance of security and privacy (especially when you run an online business or travel to new places). That’s why you need NordVPN so you can get secure and private internet access anywhere, anytime. It’s fast, cheap and reliable. Alternative: Namecheap VPN Related: NordPass (password manager)
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