In today’s episode Chris joins me to discuss the subject of productivity and the various ways we can savour and squander it. He explains why focusing on one task all day long could be the worst thing you can do for your productivity. He reveals how the activity of knitting, for him, personally releases his thoughts and helps problem solving in a tactic he calls, the ‘scatter focus approach’. He also has some suggestions on what other simple, enjoyable tasks you can do to allow your mind to wander and think. Chris explains how our brains have a ‘novelty bias’, where we can’t help but direct our attention to every new novel thing, and how the answer to that can begin by taking a break from your mobile phone.
Quotables from Chris Bailey
“Life is about extracting meaning out of things that on the surface don’t appear meaningful”
“If you want something done, give it to a busy person”
“The hyper-focus – it’s one of the most valuable ingredients in not only getting things done – but also living a good life”
“If we can process 40% more in every moment because we have a consistent meditation practice? That will make us back hours”
“The more you rely on your mind to do good work, the more you need meditation and mindfulness to be in the arsenal of productivity strategies you deploy”
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