7 Point Saturday 5/2/2020

Little late on the 7 this weekend today. But, I wanted to read them again. New month for posting this week. I will try to have in each 7, each week, something that applies to personal and work in my pick of articles to send your way. Let’s head down the rabbit hole Alice!

  1. First one up is about the importance of maintaining and keeping eye contact during connections. I must admit it’s a little fatiguing trying to do that through Zoom space or WebEx spaces virtually. Eventually though, we will get to connect with people in real space. Here’s why some may not maintain eye contact: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/maintaining-eye-contact-while-talking-overwhelms-the-brain
  2. You have that elusive contact you haven’t reached out to in awhile? Why are we so comfortable with reaching out to who we are the closest to or know the most? Is this the best habit for us to grow? Here’s a possible answer to some of those questions and why it’s a better time than ever to reach out to the distant ones you haven’t reached out to in a while: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/smarter-living/reconnecting-with-people.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits
  3. We need kindness right now more than we need the fight. Somehow through all this, there groups that have forgotten this. We do extraordinary things for our loved ones. What makes it different for strangers down the street or people in a peaceful protest just trying to be heard? Taking ourselves less seriously so we can open up to being more kind doesn’t mean you have to abandon your beliefs. This one is all about self improvement: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/people-constantly-underestimate-how-much-they-benefit-from-being-kind
  4. Knowing what to eat is one thing when you’re at work or play. The best battle you can fight though is WHEN to eat. WFH is the new battle ground or poor eating habits. A better practice can dramatically affect your performance for the day. And, it can help you maintain a better diet. Knowing when, IS as important as what. Together, wonder twin powers for sure. Here’s the click in: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/when-you-eat-can-be-just-as-important-as-what-you-eat
  5. Nothing beats a great story telling! What are the affects on your brain though? Cognitively stories have a profoundly positive benefit on your brain. Even on how fast you age! Are you a storyteller? Maybe you will want to be after this read: https://www.verywellmind.com/powerful-anti-aging-and-anti-depressant-effects-of-storytelling-2223891?utm_campaign=Intelligent%20Tuesday%20-%204%2F28%2F2020%20%28Szj2j8%29&utm_medium=campaign-email&utm_source=Klaviyo&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJzaGF3bjU3NjdAc2JjZ2xvYmFsLm5ldCIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIm5GRWUzUiJ9
  6. The Ramsey Theory. Who knew? This one caught me completely off guard. A little long in the double digits if you want to read it. Get curious though. Here’s an example of Ramsey Theory at work: “Ramsey Theory tells us that among any six users of Facebook there will always be either a trio of mutual friends or a trio in which none are friends.” Wait, what? Now you have to check it out: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/05/04/the-man-who-thought-too-fast?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits
  7. And the last of them is a revisit with Kondo. She’s become an empire so much bigger than simplifying your lives by minimizing our “stuff”. She’s got other ideas. Here’s another longer read than the first 5 clocking in at 15 minutes. Let her fix your whole life. Great time to reboot things while we shelter from home. Here’s the hole to drop in: https://www.fastcompany.com/90490761/marie-kondo-cleaned-house-now-she-wants-to-fix-your-whole-life?partner=rss&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=rss

That’s your 7 for the first weekend of the new month of May! Take the list outside with your favorite beverage of choice if it’s nice out. I have mine, a hammock, and the sun. See you out there!

✌🏻 Shawn

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