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Information Overload

We consume up to five times more information than we used to a generation before. This constant information overload drains us of our creativity and even willpower.

An avalanche of information keeps our brain mired and trapped in noise.


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Being constantly busy robs us from doing anything that has any real value.

Some of the most important discoveries and inventions weren't made while the great minds were busy, but when they were still.


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Addicted to Busyness

Kickstarting our creative process requires solitude, space, time and a distraction-free environment. 

Our brain then gets accustomed to constant stimulation, and we become addicted to busyness.


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Busyness and Creativity

Being busy all the time dials down your creativity. Being distracted doing the scheduled work in your calendar doesn't give your brain time to do any creative thinking and in turn any real, original work.

Real productive work requires an unobstructed window of time during th...


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The Four Ways To Disconnect

How to disconnect in the age of distraction and constant information:

  1. A morning walk without your phone with you.
  2. Getting out of your comfort zone, doing something you normally wouldn't do.
  3. More fun and games.
  4. Do diverse type...


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Boredom is Good

Boredom is considered an undesirable state of mind, but it is essential for a healthy, creative mind.

Our minds otherwise would become a machine transmitting and receiving information all day.


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Information overload

  • Information overload was a term coined in the mid-1960s by Bertram Gross, a social scientist.
  • In 1970, writer Alvin Toffler popularized the idea of information overload as part of a set of predictions about eventual dependence on technology.
  • Another set of academics wrote ...

Conquer Information Overload

Conquer Information Overload

In the information age, there are lots of data to consume and simultaneously we have to make more decisions quicker than ever. To survive this information overload - 

  • Be more aware of what you consume. Don't keep what you can't use.
  • Create and use your own orga...

Sort your information

Our brain keeps what it needs more immediately in our short-term memory and blends together information we may need to use in the future to store in our long-term memory. 

For the information that’s not needed, our brain acts like garbage disposal, sorting, recycling, and deleting it. Y...

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