Everyday Life Tips from Heather Yamada-Hosley

Everyday Life Tips from Heather Yamada-Hosley


This article provides everyday life tips from Heather Yamada-Hosley, a San Francisco based freelance writer and content strategist.

Software tools she uses:

  • Sunrise – to see her work and personal calendars
  • Breathe – to track how she feels emotional and to meditate
  • SF Climates – to see the weather in San Francisco
  • WhatsApp – to chat with friends
  • Mint – to manage her monthly budget

To-do list managers she uses

  • Any.Do – for short term to-do tasks
  • Notes app – for long term to-do tasks
  • Blocks on her calendar – for short term task that take 1 hour or more

Gadgets, other than her computer and phone she uses on everyday basis:

  • Sharp knife – to cook better and faster

Music (podcasts) she listens

Current books Heather reads and favorite books from last year

  • $2 a Day
  • Modern Romance
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Ready Player One
  • Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

How does Heather relax

  • Hang out with people
  • Cooking
  • Being among nature
  • Meditation and yoga

Sleep routine

  • Prefers to get up early
  • Uses Philips Wake-Up Light
  • Uses Breathe app and Rain Rain to meditate

Her life philosophy

  • Ask for what you deserve
  • If you don’t like something in your life, do your best to change it or learn to accept it
  • Learn to say no
  • Have high expectations from people in your life
  • Do something in the weekends

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Source: http://lifehacker.com/how-we-work-2016-heather-yamada-hosleys-gear-and-prod-1759969583