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Functioning At Your Best 🔝

Functioning At Your Best 🔝
By Jamie Lim Yin Yin • Issue #52 • View online
Hi friends!
I had been feeling quite sluggish lately, and had wondered why this was the case. I hadn’t felt energised in a long, long time, and I realised it was because I was really sleep deprived (thanks to Chewie Lim!) - so I took a couple of days off work and wow, did I sleep! I napped every afternoon, and was still able to sleep soundly at night.
This just reminded me of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, and how one needs to prioritise certain needs to function at their best. According to Maslow, we have five categories of needs: physiological, safety, love, esteem, and actualisation. (See graphic representation below under My favourite things)
Due to the lack of sleep (which is categorised under physiological needs, and is the foundation of the pyramid), I was not eating well or prioritising exercise - and these negative effects cascaded down towards my happiness , motivation and productivity levels.
Maslow considered physiological needs to be the most essential of our needs. If someone is lacking in more than one need, they’re likely to try to meet these physiological needs first. For example, if someone is extremely hungry, it’s hard to focus on anything else besides food. Another example of a physiological need would be the need for adequate sleep.
True enough, once I had enough sleep - my Monday morning turned out really well. It had been awhile since I felt super sharp minded. Since then I’ve made a conscious effort to start prioritising the number of hours I’ve slept, as well as consistently exercising and eating well!
I even wrote about how important sleep is in this article awhile back - so I’d better start taking my own advice :)
Till next week!
Jamie

My Favourite Things This Week 💛
Sharing this here, because my newsletter doesn't allow me to share this above.
Sharing this here, because my newsletter doesn't allow me to share this above.
You can click on the link above as it expands more on the 5 categories of needs!
Pottermore Presents - E-Books by J.K Rowling
If you are a fan of harry potter - these short e-books are a must read!
1) Short Stories from Hogwarts: Of Heroism, Hardship And Dangerous Hobbies
2) Short Stories from Hogwarts: Of Power, Politics And Pesky Poltergeists
3) Hogwarts: An Incomplete & Unreliable Guide
My personal favourite was the first one because we learn about the backstory of both Lupin and Mcgnagall! 
These were actually released in 2016, but I’m secretly happy because it’s been really great just immersing myself back into the world of Harry Potter. I even bought all 7 books again on kindle to re-read the series. Can’t wait!
Video Of The Week 🎥
Get Things Done with The 5 Second Rule
Get Things Done with The 5 Second Rule
Please watch it, and give it a like 👍🏽 as it really helps support the channel and subscribe to my YouTube channel OR my TikTok Channel here if you found value in this video! 🙏🏼
Of course, sharing the videos with anyone who may potentially benefit from this information would help me a ton as well! 🤗
Kindle Highlight Of The Week 📖
Documenting how you got to where you got to is always interesting! Always make a point to write down, or even better whip our your phone to record or take a photo of your progress. You'll be glad that you did when you see the eventual results!
Documenting how you got to where you got to is always interesting! Always make a point to write down, or even better whip our your phone to record or take a photo of your progress. You'll be glad that you did when you see the eventual results!
Photos Of The Week(s) 📷
Finally met this girl in real life! Context - Interviewed Elisa for my team at Google, and left the week she joined. OOPS! But we're still in touch and I'm so glad to have met her!
Finally met this girl in real life! Context - Interviewed Elisa for my team at Google, and left the week she joined. OOPS! But we're still in touch and I'm so glad to have met her!
Celebrating Greentaupok's birthday and Charlotte's promotion with the famileeofpoodles!
Celebrating Greentaupok's birthday and Charlotte's promotion with the famileeofpoodles!
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Jamie Lim Yin Yin

My name is Jamie, a Millennial based in Singapore 🇸🇬. I love exploring topics on productivity 📈, personal development 🌱 and career tips 🎓 to help Gen Z & Millennials navigate life. Every month, I send out a newsletter with learnings I've encountered throughout the week and share them to help folks around the world lead a happy and healthier life!

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