Decision Fatigue, Trashy TV & Disney.

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When I first explored "productivity" there were always the traditional no-no's. Things you shouldn't do and I still do most of them... In what I do - I spend a lot of time thinking and creating creative solutions to support business owners find the love for their work through the

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May 18, 2021
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When I first explored "productivity" there were always the traditional no-no's. Things you shouldn't do and I still do most of them...

In what I do - I spend a lot of time thinking and creating creative solutions to support business owners find the love for their work through the tools they use.

It's a repeated process of activity. My brain is always thinking, and it's always solving something.

Now the brain is a muscle and the more you use it, the stronger it gets - but like muscles (of which I have none 🤣) there is a need for rest and recovery.

For me, I know I need a brain break when I'm struggling to decide what food to eat and what I wanna actually do. Textbook decision fatigue.

A while back I read an article by Paul Jarvis (part of Fathom Analytics*aff link) which he beautifully entitled Thinky Think Thinks.

It was probably the most intellectually stimulating article I had read in a while that still brought a smile to my face.

He posed an interesting question:

What if we need ordinary thinks to balance our thinky thinks?

For me - the answer is 100% yes and my "ordinary think" of choice.
Trashy TV & Disney Films.

For me it's a momentary slice of "peace" even with Gordon Ramsey yelling: "Oh fuck off" at everyone with the most unoriginal sound design in the world.
But for me - it's exactly what I need. It's a momentary bit of peace where I don't have to think.

It's the "recovery period" for my brain.
I've struggled to find anything else that gives me the break my brain needs.

The only fiction I love is crime dramas and psychological thrillers - yeah brain is definitely going from there. Also I will never read a business book in the evening again after I spend nearly the entire night thinking up new ideas... 😴

Now that's to say I don't watch it every day - but it's always there when. I need it... to quote Paul Jarvis again, "A palette cleanser for the mind"
Would be really interested to know - does anyone else have any "palate cleansers" for the mind? If so, what is it 😁?