Article: Just getting more sleep might not improve productivity and well-being, a new study finds

It is available on my podcast channel: skills up and Thrive…. https://anchor.fm/dr-roukana-sanjakdar/episodes/Our-Sleep-and-Productivity-e158hig

Just getting more sleep might not improve productivity and well-being, a new study finds https://flip.it/whhz09

In attached article, the author reported a study took place in idea in the homes of the participants (not in the lab) where they found that another extra half an hour of sleep doesn’t improve the productivity or the cognitive skills of the participants.

The researchers, however, advices that the daily Day nap would increase the productivity and the cognitive skills. In addition to the quality of sleeping itself.

Interesting read though.

Article: Your brain has limits. Here are some simple ways to extend your mind, according to science

Our brain is not limited to the one that is located in our skull only. To make a decision, to solve a problem, or to create new ideas; needs more than sitting quietly in a closed room and running our thoughts.

We, as educators and researchers, dependent on social and peer learning in teaching, which this article highlights as a tool to expand our brain. In the same vien, moving around, connect with the nature would also expand our brain. Such approach allies with my usual advice to find a solution for complicated problems: get the main points of the problem and go for a long walk, then start to work on the solution.

The article also stated that the brain and the body are so much related and can’t be separated, aren’t we always say that: the good brain needs a good body?

It is an interesting article that opens many channels for us to thrive. Don’t you think so?

Your brain has limits. Here are some simple ways to extend your mind, according to science https://flip.it/kT9cZF

Article: 3 Ways to Become an ‘Overnight Success’

Nowadays everything is running so fast, so why don’t we achieve success faster? Everyone had been rushing to achieve success faster and accordingly spent tons of money buying different untrusted tools such as programs, or online courses from unqualified people, which make the selling people rich. Ironic, right?

However, the road to success is really clear according to the author of the attached article. He claimed that one needs only 3 things to achieve success quickly: focus only on your work, forget the past, and use the new available resources such as the social media.

Would you agree with this? Do you think that these issues will take you to success faster?

3 Ways to Become an ‘Overnight Success’ https://flip.it/E_RoLx

Article: Exactly how to approach your goals so you make meaningful progress (and quit procrastinating)

KAIZEN is the magic word here. Have you heard it before? I m sure you came across it somewhere related to the best practices that the Japanese Toyota followed to achieve success.

However, you can apply this approach to your daily life to achieve your goals, but you need to start with small goals where you prepare, work, evaluate then replan, and so forth.

It is very much reminding me of the human performance technology that I use to solve organizations’ problems and help them to level up and Thrive.

The article gives examples of how to employ this approach to get things done and grow.

What is it keeping you motivate to get work done?

Exactly how to approach your goals so you make meaningful progress (and quit procrastinating) https://flip.it/sgGvvv

Article: The life-changing magic of knowing whether people are ‘Askers’ or ‘Guessers’

If you are suffering from the overload work and responsibilities, then you need to take care of yourself and set some boundaries and start to say No.

This is basically the advice you are given if you complain about your mental, emotional and even physical health, while you are running around to please everyone around you and neglecting yourself.

Take care of yourself… But how? Especially if you are a woman with a family and business to take care of.

So setting up boundaries and saying No, is the most repeated advice for taking care of yourself. From my point of view, I found it hard to say No. But it never came to my mind what this attached article highlights. It stresses the difference between askers and Guessers. It basically advices that we should distinguish between the asker (who is asking but does not expect a yes answer), and a Guesser (who expects a YES answer).

Does this makes it easier to say NO? Well it does help me out though.

The life-changing magic of knowing whether people are ‘Askers’ or ‘Guessers’ https://flip.it/IIqkPF