Naps are making a comeback. I'm seeing the health benefits of napping everywhere lately. Even naps at work are becoming socially acceptable. WebMD says, "America, It's Time for Your Nap." There's even an ongoing debate about whether we should get back to polyphasic sleeping — like 85% of mammalian species. Maybe this is part of the reason modern-day humans need naps. People who Live the Longest take Naps The people in the Blue Zones know a thing or two, since they live the longest … [Read more...]
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"Impermanence" is a word that I feel like is following me around lately. As much as we don't like to think about it, deep down we all know that we will be gone one day. But until then, here we are! We woke up today! How much time do we get? There are many different ways to measure time and a lifespan. We can look at the units of time we encounter most frequently and are most familiar with — seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years. Or, we can zoom out and take a macro view — … [Read more...]
This is one of the most important slow hacks I'll ever write. Everyone and everything — every person in your life, company, brand, advertiser, product, service, you name it — wants a piece of your time. The pieces of time requested of you have no limit, but your total pie will always remain at 24 pieces (or, 24 hours per day). No more, no less. And when they're gone each day, they're gone forever. Society is speeding up. Everyone is busy, busy, busy. And, it seems like saying "no" is … [Read more...]
I really think I've tried just about every productivity and to-do list tip, trick, hack, and app. Trying to make a day seem more like a day and a half. In the past, I definitely fell into the societal belief that more is better. But, no matter our approach to our days, the reality is that there are still only 24 hours. So, instead of cramming as much as possible into any given day, I now believe that better is better. That often means that less is better. So, how do you do less but better and … [Read more...]
Whenever I travel somewhere by plane, I'm amazed at how tiny the world looks from above. As you go higher and higher, it seems like all our superficial (and man-made) issues, problems, and challenges slip away. I've been searching for things related to air travel and being 10,000-30,000 feet above ground to see if there was a name for this concept or if other people were thinking or talking about this too. Turns out there is something known as the "break-off" phenomenon that was studied by … [Read more...]