Most of us have seen reports on the science of sleep. Sleep impairment is very real, and not getting enough sleep hurts your creativity, mental health, immune health, and performance in many tasks.
We’ve done some great articles on sleep in Better Humans and some of those are listed below. But we really want to hear from you: how do you practice good sleep hygiene so you can give the day your best?
Here’s everything new on Better Humans for last week.
Don’t miss Jason Chatfield’s way of setting up for the perfect Monday—by drafting all his emails as if the deliverable is already attached. Michelle Loucadoux makes a great pitch for actually timing some of your work to find powerful tweaks to get more out of your week. And we’ve even got the inside scoop on techniques used by a bomb disposal expert for making better decisions.
Just some of what you’ll find below!
If you want to have a strong, muscular body, there are two basic ways to go about it: live a lifestyle that creates it naturally, or get very intentional about your fitness and nutrition habits.
In an era of all kinds of modern conveniences, it’s more likely that you have to get very intentional.
To that end, here’s a collection of some of our best fitness articles, specifically related to building a muscular body. It might not be your thing, and that’s cool—we’ll try to have something more interesting for you next week.
But if it is, read on.
The traditional interpretation of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is that humans need to fulfill their needs at one level before we can advance to higher levels.
As often happens, Roberto…
A simple list of everything new on Better Humans for the past week. Includes why you shouldn’t fight on the internet…and why maybe you should!
Fighting is futile.
by Jeremy Helligar
The act of change is naturally uncomfortable because it is a divergence from what is known. But that is also known as “growth”.
by Trudy Horsting
The underrated joys of causing trouble online.
by Steve QJ
How I reconciled my love of coffee with my desire to be free of unhealthy habits
by Adam Hughes
We’ve noticed a particularly vibrant community that’s sprung up around the “note-taking tool for networked thought” by Roam Research.
Roam is a web-based tool for taking notes AND connecting concepts in your notes across your entire database of notes—without having to constantly fuss with your notes to keep them organized. Roam users use this power not only for notes, but for productivity systems as well. Some seem to be approaching a complete mind-map of thinking around their entire set of projects and lives. This makes sense…a to-do item, for example, is just a type…
You have to admit, even those of us who are introverts have some anticipatory excitement about the possible close of the pandemic and the option to walk back into public life.
Might we consider harnessing some of that energy toward goals that are for the greater good? Think about the trips, events, and gatherings we might have to look forward to—yes! But can we also think about rekindling our relationships with those around us, and building something greater than the sum of our parts?
No algorithmic feed, no pitch—just a list of articles we published last week for you to scan, bookmark, or enjoy as weekend inspiration.
Answer these 18 questions to shed new light on what your strengths and weaknesses might be.
by Melody Wilding, LMSW
Working to improve my communication skills with patients led to insights that any professional can use.
by YL Yeong
I grew up with an aversion to anything related to self-improvement that almost made me miss out on the benefits of mindfulness.
by Katrina Paulson