Eat for clarity and to recharge

youtube.com/watch Jordan Peterson explains how food (mostly protein and fat) can help people become more productive by addressing low blood sugar – which is a common cause of anxiety and fatigue. He also has some interesting t hinges to say about eating a decent breakfast. I wonder whether a protein and fat snack could helpContinue reading “Eat for clarity and to recharge”

Box Breathing – the ultimate between meetings gear up

Meetings where you’ve been required to focus your energy, contribute significantly, connect ideas in a high paced, collaborative environment with fast thinkers is taxing. I find it exhilarating being part of group flow. Feeling the energy surging around the room as ideas are shared, articulated, and placed spatially in the mind. Well that’s what happensContinue reading “Box Breathing – the ultimate between meetings gear up”

Dr Andrew Huberman discussed the keys to behaviour change … and lots of other cool shit

The chemical equation for bahaviour change is simple enough: Start with focus and urgency to stimulate acetylcholine + norepinephrine; then Ensure there is (self) reward to release dopamine Dopamine suppresses the norepinephrine so you can sustain the effort Ensure there is deep rest because this is where change occurs [potentially interesting c/ref theta brain states]Continue reading “Dr Andrew Huberman discussed the keys to behaviour change … and lots of other cool shit”

Seth Godin on where we need to focus

There’s a couple of simple gems in this short interaction from Seth Godin on the need to live the process – to just ‘show up’ – rather than to focus on the outcome. 1. Ignoring the masses actually requires that we ignore the outcome Early adopters are the ones who are drawn to innovation –Continue reading “Seth Godin on where we need to focus”

Does Rethinking Positive Thinking contradict the traditional Act ‘as If’ idea?

In the book Rethinking Positive Thinking Gabriele Oettingen warns against the popular notion of imagining ourselves as having already achieved an important goal. While optimism can help us alleviate immediate suffering and persevere in challenging times, merely dreaming about the future actually makes people more frustrated and unhappy over the long term and less likelyContinue reading “Does Rethinking Positive Thinking contradict the traditional Act ‘as If’ idea?”

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