Disconnecting

Disconnecting

By Stephanie Seferian

Work emails. Social media notifications. Weather alerts. The constant news cycle. In the hustle and bustle of modern life, it's easy to get lost in the chaos of endless distractions. Yet research has shown that information overload can lead to mental exhaustion, reduced cognitive function, and an inability to make sound decisions. On the other hand, intentional disconnection has the power to enhance creativity and productivity. It improves overall well-being, too. On today's show podcaster Diane Boden and I discuss exactly why it's so important to disconnect from modern distractions at least once in awhile; we also brainstorm how to best unplug.   Here's a preview: [12:00] Are we becoming a culture that can't sit with negative emotions? With boredom? [16:30] Blue laws once encouraged rest; these days stores are open 7 days a week (thanks, capitalism!) [23:00] Stephanie's Number One tip for mindfulness newbies [26:00] Hurry culture, busy-ness, and setting professional boundaries [30:00] Do you watch TV while scrolling on your phone? Theres a name for that! Outlining the (numerous) consequences associated with 'continuous partial attention'   Resources mentioned: Diane on Instagram 10% Happier: How I Tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, And Found Self-Help That Actually Works — A True Story (by Dan Harris) Waking Up App The Ruthless Elimination Of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World (by John Mark Comer) -- This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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