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“What you’re doing with your hands and what you’re doing with your brain is what matters” – Cerys Matthews.
There was a time (not too long ago) when I would’ve lamented all the ways in which my life isn’t the way I’d imagined it would be at 40.
Every time we fully engage with people, whenever we feel we’ve clicked with someone, and all those moments we share a feeling of mutual connection, it’s love, says Fredrickson.
Social exclusion registers in the same regions of the brain as physical pain. In other words, being ostricised is as harmful, even life-threatening, as being physically hurt.
People who are passionate about their vocation are much more engaged, productive and satisfied. Importantly, it’s not necessarily the job itself that matters, it’s how you look at it.
Complex multitasking – doing more than one task that requires our attention – keeps our fight or flight response activated.
We underestimate the seriousness of boredom. Yet it can have severe consequences, ultimately shortening life expectancy.
Perhaps so-called unfocused and entitled millennials are, in fact, the newly adapted generation for the future, allergic to single-mindeded.
Old thinking is so embedded, it’s like a well-worn forest track. If you want the old path to grow over, you have to forge a new one and keep walking it.