FOLLOW The Enemy of Curiosity: Busyness
If one is too busy, the gates of curiosity, wonder and serendipity become forever closed. We have to take time out to do something new, exploring life, and what all it has to offer.
Our desk job followed by our home responsibilities will rob us of a good life if we are too busy to be curious.
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FOLLOW Why Curiosity Matters
New research shows that curiosity is vital to an organization's performance-as are the particular ways in which people are curious and the experiences they are exposed to. This package examines how leaders can nurture curiosity throughout their organizations and ensure that it translates to success.
Curiosity leads us to generate alternatives When our curiosity is triggered, we are less likely to fall prey to confirmation bias (looking for information that supports our beliefs rather than for evidence suggesting we are ... Curiosity and innovation Encouraging people to be curious generates workplace improvements.
When we are curious, we view tough situations more creatively. Studies have found that curiosity is associated with less defensive reactions to stress and less aggressive reactions to provocation.
Reduced group conflict Curiosity encourages members of a group to put themselves in one another’s shoes and take an interest in one another’s ideas rather than focus only on their own perspective.
conflicts are less heated, and groups achieve better results. FOLLOW Avoiding Burnout Just doing enough every day, even if it is not the whole list, is the key to avoiding burnout. Being 100 percent productive does not mean working 18 hours a day without a break. The Minimum Output Level We need to find a key measurement figure of the minimum output we need to churn out in a particular time, like daily, weekly or monthly, and stick to that. We need to set realistic goals that give us control (and not drive us crazy) while breaking it down to daily action items that are doable without much thought. We also need to enjoy the day, working on multiple projects and stress-free activities that provide rest and energy. Burnout Avoidance By Saying NO The needs we have, like building a new house, or working out every day, growing our business, or getting a promotion is endless and always there in front of us. The key is to have a happy life, and we need to focus on what we want to get out of life, which at its core isn’t that much. The way to find a holistic middle path and avoid burnout is to do less and optimize your life to be fulfilling and meaningful. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN