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This is your brain on thinking

Consumed => “How To Stop Your Mind From Working Too Hard” by Ben Thomas on Forbes.

=> My value add (i.e., left a comment)…

Two thoughts – not sure if they’re snap or I’ve been distracted by the article ;)

1) My thinking tool of choice is running. When faced with “thinker’s block” I often find breakthroughs at mile 4, 5 or 6+.

In general, I believe there’s something to be said for thinking on your feet. Historically, our survival (read: drive, creativity, etc.) was not the result of sitting for long periods of time, anchored to a desk, sucked into the abyss of a screen. Think about it.

2) I’ve been listening to:

“Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long”
by David Rock.

I would suggest it to anyone who is trying to understand how the brain works and seeks to optimize their approach to thinking / working / doing.

p.s. fwiw, I find listening to books much more challenging than reading them. I believe the difference is, when I’m reading it’s just me and the book (and perhaps a beverage, sometimes the adult kind). On the other hand, listening is done while driving, walking, working, etc. Even minor distractions compromise focus and attention away from the aural senses.

I’ve concluded that (for myself) the best listening material is low-impact / low need for retention type stuff. Ideally material that was probably designed to be heard (e.g., great speeches, poetry, etc.)

And if anyone from is listening, please break the books up into chapters. It would make consumption / re-consumption much easier. IMHO, of course.

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