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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Out vs in

I previously mentioned Priscilla Claman's terrific post on "How to Avoid Impossible Assignments."

This part of the first paragraph caught my attention:

Burnout occurs when you expend more internal resources and energy than you take in. It's not just a matter of working hard, which at the best of times can feel exciting and motivating. Burnout is exhausting — whether you are working hard or not.
It reminds me of a previous post titled "Relax" which also talks about the importance of filling one's own tank.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Clutter vs focus

From the article "Scientists find physical clutter negatively affects your ability to focus, process information"

Or, to paraphrase in non-neuroscience jargon: When your environment is cluttered, the chaos restricts your ability to focus. The clutter also limits your brain’s ability to process information. Clutter makes you distracted and unable to process information as well as you do in an uncluttered, organized, and serene environment.

Read more.

I wonder if the brains of people who seem to work best amongst clutter differ from those subjects in the study mentioned in the article.


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Sunday, April 10, 2011

What do clowns, magicians and mimes have in common?

If you see a bad painting, do you hate all painters? If you hear a bad singer, do you hate all singers? What's different about clowns, magicians and mimes?

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