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6 ways to apply Mindful UX to your Daily Life — This Too Shall Grow

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Manage interruptions – for yourself and others.

We can admire Slack's fantastic workflow for notifications. (Source )

In real life, how do you decide on the way you're communicating news with someone? It can depend on:

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Limit distractions with upfront communication.

Apart from the digital measures like locking down your phone, there's another way you can mitigate distractions. If you share your physical work space with others, you can signal when you're available to be interrupted and when you're not. Leave a sign on your door, place an obje...

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Pay attention to accessibility.

An easy way to be more mindful of accessibility in your daily life, is to adapt your communication. If you want to use jargon with people who might not be familiar with it, explain what it means.

In a group discussion, give background and context so that everyone has the sa...

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Declutter physical spaces.

Whether it's in your room or at your desk, trimming down the visual clutter allows by contrast to shine more light on what's important, on the few things that you decide to leave in sight. Not only does that make it easier for you to find something you're looking...

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Avoid cognitive overload with chunking and fewer options.

Do you write phone numbers as 0123456789 or 01.23.45.67.89? Splitting your content in smaller chunks makes it easier to both scan and me...

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Recognition over recall.

Recognition leaves cues (e.g. "Are mint & lime in a mojito? ”), whereas recall doesn't ("What are the main ingredients in a mojito? "). The end goal of these questions is the same, but the former is easier to answer: you just have to recogni...

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Flexible goals over streaks.

Several products use streaks to entice you into practising something daily. Headspace does it for meditation, GitHub does it with your code commits. Streaks can be useful, but they shouldn't be a default goal for any habit you want to learn.

Aiming to be flexible, and to

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