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BASED ON THE LATEST RESEARCH
Technology has freed us from time & location to produce, play & connect. At every moment of every day, we're presented with infinite choices. Each choice can bring us closer to our dreams or move us further away. The way to our dream may not be tempting, easy, or instantly gratifying, and willpower is a finite resource. So we are stretching it thin. Until one day, we can see clearly what really matters to us. Because we are clear, we commit, we retreat in action. Action manifests our dream and ultimately, we realize: we are becoming who we are through what we do
Our identity is the patchwork we weave with our beliefs and storytelling threads. We wear our identity as glasses, filtering reality, and shaping our actions. We do not do what we can, we live what we believe we are. Identity opens up experiences, and prevents others. Are you living your life in service of your identity? Or is your identity in service of your life?
Humans are subject to various cycles. The 2017 Nobel prize recognized the Circadian rhythm and its impact on health. Bodily functions — nourishment, growth, maintenance, waste management — are best performed at specific hours. The same applies to your ability to be creative, analytical, and empathetic. Leverage these cycles or push against them.
The presence of an observer causes short-term improvements in performance, especially (1) when goals and values are made clear, (2) there is novelty involved: the observer stays top of mind, (3) feedback is offered. Made famous by the Hawthorne study whose results were actually overstated.
Participation in services with a hierarchical structure can engender passivity. Conversely, accountability partnership and peer coaching empower through self-determination and the helper-therapy effect, without reducing the benefit of social support. Peers combining information get benchmarks, see the core and ultimately resolution & role models emerge.
Being immersed in nature, seeing it through the window or incorporating natural elements and life in our spaces help us heal better, improve our mood and overall health, refresh our attention and psyche overall. It even boosts our creativity. Biophilic design regenerate nature, our spaces and rehumanize us.
Being sedentary negatively affects mood, stress, and sleep. Our posture and our movements also affect our cognitive process, including creativity. Choose spaces and furniture that enable the level of movement and the posture right for your health, emotional and cognitive intentions.