Welcome back to the 4th Personal Development Week! I hope it went well for you!

This was a busy week for me – had a lot of work to do for university, therefore I didn’t have as much time for other activities. Still – I went to the gym twice this week, practiced piano and kept waking up early. This week I also explored educational YouTube videos and finished a great book!

Audiobooks

This week I finished listening only to one audiobook. However, it contained a lot of useful information, and I’ll need to go over my notes a few times to refresh the knowledge.

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

4 hour body cover

In The 4-Hour Body, Timothy Ferriss shares many of experiments he has done and gives many tips regarding rapid fat loss, improved sex life and better sleep.

As the author of the book states, you don’t need better genetics to have immediate results.

I can’t comment on how effective the tips mentioned in the book actually are since I finished listening to it only today. There are many reviews online that praise this book, and others say the tips didn’t help them.

The tips described seem easy to implement in my life, so I’ll certainly try at least some of them out. A couple of the tips in the book are:

  • Avoid white carbohydrates (rice,  cereal, potatoes, tortillas, pasta)
  • Have breakfast within 1 hour of waking up
  • Do not drink milk or fruit juice
  • Don’t eat fruit
  • Have a one cheat day in a week. In this day, eat anything.

My rating: 4/5

View The 4-Hour Body on Amazon

Educating Myself

As mentioned before, I had a lot of assignments to do for university, so I hadn’t much time to follow the courses I mentioned in the previous update. I’ll try to watch at least a few of their videos next week.

While commuting and working out, I did start to watch other educational videos to broaden my perspective of the world. I came across some interesting YouTube channels that post educational content. Here are some of them:

  • TopTenz – entertaining and educational top 10 lists about various topics like climate change, conspiracy theories, and history.
  • VisualPolitik EN – this channel is about politics, economics and other news from all around the world. Some of the videos are pretty one-sided, so take them with a pinch of salt. Still, I find this channel a good place to find out more about the world, especially Asia, the Middle East, and South America.
  • The Armchair Historian – this is a history channel about military history. It covers topics like the Chinese civil war, World War II, the Vietnam war etc.
  • Cheddar – Cheddar covers various products, technologies, businesses, services, and ideas that impact us. Some of the video titles are “Why Are Identical Movies Released at the Same Time?”, “How America’s Marginal Tax System Actually Works” and “The World Is Running Out Of Sand”

I’ll keep watching educational videos on YouTube next week, and I’ll let you know what other good channels I come across. 😉

 

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