Nutrition: We are what we eat, and having a good nutritious diet, full of green vegetables, nuts and seeds goes a long way. Avoid processed foods at any cost.
Oxygen: or fresh air is a primary need of the brain. Any daily exercise routine is best for brain health.
Information: The brain needs information to process, preferably high quality and diverse. Active learning, along with continuous mental challenges that get the cylinders firing is the way to nourish the brain and form connections. True learning reframes our entire mental model and helps the brain evolve.
Love: What keeps us happy and healthy is good, loving relationships, and the care and touch of loved ones.
You live your life in 24 hour periods. How you use those 24 hour periods determines who you become and how successful you'll be. If you learn to master your day, you'll learn how to master your weeks, months, years, and life. All you need to do is become very, very good at living each day.
Managers can work in time blocks of 30 or 60 minutes, scheduling meetings or sending emails.
Makers need almost half a day to get down and create something, requiring an uninterrupted focus mode that is nearly impossible.
What complicates matters is that many managers who are managing the makers think of time as short blocks and try to break the focused time of the makers, requesting them to juggle work or multitask, which kills any productivity or quality with the unending context switching.