Summertime and 60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life

No, just kidding.  I was reading 60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days at out of my Instapaper bin of unread articles and I remind everyone that I believe large lists of items such as these are damaging in general, too large, too overwhelming.

My approach is to read the list and pick one or two of the things from the list and do them.  If you remember where the list came from, and you wish to try them again, great.  Otherwise, move along.

I am thinking about these two among the entire list.

29. For the next 100 days, every time that you switch to a new activity throughout the day stop and ask yourself, “Is this the best use of my time at this moment?”

46. For the next 100 days, make it a daily ritual to mediate, breath, or visualize every day in order to calm your mind.

Next up, a summer reading list.


Your Brain on Computers @ NYTimes

Use Computers?  Read the NYTimes series on Your Brain on Computers where “Articles in this series examine how a deluge of data can affect the way people think and behave”.

The two that I found the most interesting were Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime and for background Outdoors and Out of Reach, Studying the Brain.  All of them are interesting and I will wager that those of us who use digital devices a great deal can find ourselves, and some powerful things to think about, in these articles.