October 19, 2011
This is a great piece from Aaron Mahnke. He has nailed it on the head, especially for me. I am finding myself in a similar boat as I do my book reading.
It makes me ponder the question: has an internet full of character limits, page views and retweets caused us to lose focus on the true heart of Reading? If the goal is to enter into the writer’s mind, follow the trail they blaze and earn the conclusion as they had intended it, perhaps our new way of reading has caused us to abandon that. And I’m not sure that’s a good thing.
via Respecting the Content — AaronMahnke
October 3, 2011
Not sure what your initial thought might be with this title. However, it will soon become clear what my theme is here. This will most likely sound like a post from someone promoting healthy lifestyle…and to some degree it is. But it is also all about personal performance and productivity.
Many of us spend a significant amount of time and effort on methods, systems, and tools. Those things are all important. That being siad, it is just as important that we pay attention to our bodies and listen closely to what they are telling us. Obviously proper diet and exercise is a must for healthy living. But have you thought about how the food you eat affects you in the moment?
Energy management is not all about sleep and coffee (or other forms fo caffeine for those so inclined). The food and drink we take in on a specific day can absolutely affect how we feel and perform that day.
For example, Being a type 2 diabetic, I certainly have to manage the carbohydrates I take in. If I drink beverages with heavy sugars in them like soft drinks, for example, I subsequently feel sluggish and less motivated. Yes, those drinks have caffeine. But the sugar counteracts the caffeine affect and makes me tired. I know this about my body. I also know from experience that when I eat really unhealthy foods at lunch, I also feel poorly that afternoon. Heavily fried foods especially set me back. It is very important that I do not skip breakfast entirely, then eat a large meal at lunch. It is a one way ticket to a sluggish afternoon.
It is so important that we are able to feel and recognize messages that our body sends us. Not only to manage our long term health, but also to manage the energy we have on a daily basis to be our best when we need to be.