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Spam calls are changing our relationships with our phones, including how we respond to phone calls.
Receiving a spam call doesn't just annoy you - it can cause greater distress by triggering the central nervous system to send out panic signals. Too many spam calls might cause you to disengage.
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To create meaning in your tasks, find out why you need to do them. Then find ways to make each task fun. Owning a task in this way is likely to improve your focus.
For example, in a meeting, you could be processing:
If during a meeting, you perceive an emotional threat, your brain will release stress hormones that will attempt to remove complexity from the situation. These stress chemicals will flush out bits of data that seem unimportant.
If just one bit of data is flushed out of your rational brain, you will be left with 120 options. (5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 120). It effectively means that you just lost 600 possibilities.
When your creative, higher-order thinking fades due to stress, all you are left with is binary thinking; Yes-no, now-or-never thinking. This makes it impossible to be innovative or to engage in any form of value creation.
You can get back to the 720 possibilities by restoring your higher-order thinking.
“It’s not the chatter of people around us that is the most powerful distractor, but rather the chatter of our own minds.”