Counting steps and getting 8 hours sleep aren’t the only keys to better well-being
Wearables are giving us health insights like we’ve never had before. Whether it’s counting steps, calories, REM sleep, or body temperature, there are a growing number of watches, bands, patches, and jewelry accessories on the market that claim to provide helpful feedback in determining our well-being.
The overall message seems to be that a better, healthier you is only a few data points away. Our use of language is even becoming technology-centric — “I need to recharge,” for example. …
Multitasking — all that it’s cracked up to be?
In today’s society, it’s become acceptable — nay, impressive — to be a multitasker. Go to any interview and the applicant will boast about their multitasking skills. Why? Because most of us think of multitasking as a necessary and even beneficial part of life. Multitasking has become synonymous with productivity and efficiency.
Multitasking isn’t a scalable skill — you’ll eventually get completely swamped, and contrary to what most people think, it’s actually counter-productive. …
Ever needed to crank out some creative writing but there’s no juice left in the tank? Ever get really stuck on something while studying something new?
While we’re learning, thinking, and doing, we have three main modes we use: focused (deep), shallow and diffused thinking.
Find out how you can increase your productivity by optimising these modes of thinking.
Focused thinking is pretty much what it says on the tin. It’s a focused, concentrated and deliberate form of thinking. …