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Don’t Sleep in Your Kitchen. Don’t Meditate With Your Phone. – Love Your Work, Episode 204

November 14 2019 – 07:30am

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You are what you surround yourself with. When your environment changes, your mind changes with it. We recently talked about how your environment can put you in a creative mental state, when we talked to Donald M. Rattner, on episode 201.

But what about the objects you surround yourself with? They’re a part of your environment, too. The devices we use are a part of our environment, and the devices we use affect our mental state, too.

We’re already pretty intentional about how we change our environment for the exact activities we’re doing. You cook in your kitchen, and you sleep in your bed.

You wouldn’t sleep in your kitchen, so why do you meditate with your smartphone?

Image: View Across the Bay, Juan Gris

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Thanks to the 80,000 Hours podcast for syndicating my conversation with Rob Wiblin to their podcast. Thanks to the Traction Growth & Income podcast for interviewing me. Thanks to the Big Gay Author podcast for mentioning my interview with Robbie Abed.

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