609 - Strategies to Think Better
Episode Title: Strategies to Think Better
What helps you think clearly, deeply, and productively? Here are the strategies people are using to improve their thought lives, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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You’re now in The Perna Syndicate—hello there! All week, we’ve been talking about a new study on the state of thinking and how the quality of people’s thought lives has declined since the pandemic. Instead of clear, deep thinking, it seems that many of us have to spend most of our thinking in survival mode.
But people are aware of these challenges and have come up with strategies to engage in clearer, deeper, more productive thinking. These strategies range from conventional to perhaps a little unexpected.
In the U.S., the top four conventional strategies are to go to a quiet place, to listen to music, to be present, and to spend time in nature.
Some less conventional strategies that people were willing to try include improving posture, adding more greenery to their space, doodling, painting or drawing, cutting out sugar consumption, and even wearing clothing that helps motivate them.
“If it meant better thinking, how would you change your life?” People who were asked this question had a variety of answers. They would spend more time outside, read more, exercise more, meditate more, spend less time on social media, and (interestingly) look for technology to assist their quality of thinking.
What about you? Do you have a proven strategy to clear your mind and spend your thinking time productively?
If so, I’d love to hear it. Get in touch any time at MarkCPerna.com—I always enjoy hearing from you. Tomorrow, we’ll wrap up with a conversation on how leaders can help their teams think better. See you next time on The Perna Syndicate!