๐Ÿ”’ Thursday Thread: Let's cut ourselves some slack

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I don't know about you, but I'm feeling the end-of-year slump hard. The nights are very long here in Minnesota, the cozy holiday vibes beckon, and it feels next to impossible to stay focused.

Instead of pushing through, why not work with our natural tendencies toward reflection, planning, resting, and resetting โ€” instead of always doing โ€” at this time of year?

For this final member thread of 2022, let's indulge in that time-honored tradition of productive navel-gazing to close out the year:

What have you learned in the past year when if comes to how you work? What goals and resolutions do you have for 2023?

See you next week for the last newsletter of 2022...

โ€“ Becky and the Twist team

P.S. There's a new Async Leadership Spotlight hot off the presses ๐Ÿ”ฅ Get a peek into Adam Nathan's day as the founder and CEO of Almanac โ€“ a fully remote, async-first team of 50 whose software also happens to be our top pick for an async documentation tool. ย 

How Almanacโ€™s CEO works async
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P.P.S. For those of you who really want to go wild with the self-reflection, here's an excellent guide from the Ambition & Balance archives on how to conduct a personal annual review (complete with a step-by-step Todoist template).

How to Complete Your Own Annual Review (And Why You Should)
Do an annual review to reflect on the past year and plan for the one ahead in every aspect of your life โ€“โ€“ work, health, finances, and more.