Chris Mooney for Inquiring Minds, along with the New Yorker’s Maria Konnikova, discuss the science behind why we need to sleep more, waste less time on the internet, and stop multitasking – along with four ways that we can change our lifestyles so as to also improve our brains and how they function.
You’re a busy person. Keeping up with your job, plus your life, has you constantly racing. It doesn’t help that when working, you’re distracted not only by your mobile devices, but also by your computer. You average 10 tabs open in your browser at any one time, and you compulsively click amongst them. One’s your email, which never stops flowing in. At the end of the day, you sleep less than you know you should, but as you tell yourself, there’s just never enough time.
“I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle, but I hope that if there are enough voices out there, someone will finally hear that, ‘Hey, this attempt at hyper- productivity is making us much less productive.’”