The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

November 25th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing ability to focus. That’s good to know. But if you’re a chronic multitasker who finds it hard to focus, is there any hope of getting your attention span back? Read full article: getpocket.com, … Continue reading

Time passes faster for meditators, leaves them unable to accurately judge time

November 21st, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

A recent study asked people to estimate short and long intervals of time after completing a mindfulness meditation exercise. The results showed that all the participants reported that time seemed to pass more quickly than it did in reality. Neuroscience research shows that meditation can help reduce anxiety and increase happiness. Read full article: Bigthink.com, “Time passes faster for meditators, leaves them unable to accurately … Continue reading

Screen time linked to lower brain development in preschoolers

November 6th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

Screen time use by infants, toddlers and preschoolers has exploded over the last decade, concerning experts about the impact of television, tablets and smartphones on these critical years of rapid brain development. Read full article: Fox2now.com, “Screen time linked to lower brain development in preschoolers”

The Importance of Doing Nothing: Art of Relaxation

August 5th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

A visit to Italy will soon have you embracing the concept of dolce far niente or “sweetness of doing nothing.” It does not mean being lazy; instead, it’s the idea of finding pleasure in idleness or relaxation. It is the ability to savor an experience, relishing the feeling of wholeness as it fills what is empty. This is a different sort of doing nothing, much more than … Continue reading

LEARN LIKE AN ATHLETE

July 15th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

Similar to how LeBron structures his training to win NBA championships, knowledge workers should train to build skills, complete projects, and increase their productive power. Armed with an effective system, we’ll learn faster and have more fun doing it. Read full article, David Perell, “Learn Like An Athlete.”

This Is Your Brain on Silence

May 13th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

As it turned out, even though all the sounds had short-term neurological effects, not one of them had a lasting impact. Yet to her great surprise, Kirste found that two hours of silence per day prompted cell development in the hippocampus, the brain region related to the formation of memory, involving the senses. This was deeply puzzling: The total absence of input was having a … Continue reading

Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain

March 5th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

The point isn’t to get you off the internet, or even off social media — you’re still allowed to use Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms on a desktop or laptop, and there’s no hard-and-fast time limit. It’s simply about unhooking your brain from the harmful routines it has adopted around this particular device, and hooking it to better things. Read full article, The New … Continue reading

Let Children Get Bored Again

February 22nd, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

Boredom teaches us that life isn’t a parade of amusements. More important, it spawns creativity and self-sufficiency. Read full article: The New York Times, “Let Children Get Bored Again”

The Single Most Important Thinking Skill Nobody Taught You

February 11th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw said that. And Einstein also said, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” Life is neither static nor unchanging, it’s fluid. Nothing stays the same. Elastic thinking (experts may call it cognitive flexibility) allows us to shift gears and think about something in more than one way. Flexible thinkers consider a range … Continue reading