There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their perspective. I’m sure you will too.
So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea on this beautiful weekend. Find a quiet moment. And enjoy some encouraging words about finding more simplicity in your life today.
Distracted Living | My Jenn-eration by Jennifer Meer. An important, humility-filled conversation on the importance of overcoming distraction. I was first introduced to Jennifer and her story when we both appeared as guests on Huffington Post Live this past week (13:24). Definitely worth reading.
Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime | Scientific American by Ferris Jabr. Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, attention, memory, and creativity.
Here’s How the Internet Hurts your Sleep Schedule, Productivity and Personal Life | Washington Post by Caitlin Dewey. If you’ve ever suspected the Internet is taking over your offline life, an economist has some disheartening news for you: It is.
How to Build a Batcave for Habit Change | Nerd Fitness by Steve Kamb. Practical thoughts on using your environment to give yourself a leg up in creating new habits.
I really liked that smart phone article– it’s something I’ve been thinking about lots! The bat cave for habit change was also really cute, but effective. Thanks for sharing!
Sandra Pawula says
I found the article in the Scientific American especially insightful. Thank you!
Queen Mary says
Lovely selection this week Joshua, thank you.
Mr. Everyday Dollar says
It’s ironic that I read three of the aforementioned articles and their main point was the negative effect of spending time on my computer.
It is a problem for many people. My solution? The SO and I implemented what we call “No Screen Sunday” where all electronic devices – phone, computer, TV – are banned from use on the first Sunday of every month.
Otherwise, it’s all to easy to get sucked down the internet black hole and not spend time reflecting, relaxing, and recharging, which help us stay healthy and happy.
I got hooked on the Nerd fitness too :) Very interesting reads, thank you!
I never checked out Nerd fitness because the name gave me the image of some marketer appealing to the lowest common denominator of their target audience. But I have to say, I love this guy’s writing style and he makes a lot of sense. Thanks for hooking me up, haha.