The cost of information

Here is this week’s 1% MORE—4 short prompts using Mind over Tech’s M.O.R.E framework to trigger tiny improvements to your digital habits.

This week's theme is: 🧩 Connection

Mindsets and habits to connect with yourself and others, to be curious, and to learn in your digital life.


Mobilise.

a trigger to inspire motivation

Neuroscientist and author Daniel Levitin on the mental cost of information overload:

“Our brains do have ability to process the [34gb of daily] information we take in, but at a cost: We can have trouble separating the trivial from the important… Every status update, tweet or message is competing for resources in your brain with important things like how to invest your savings, or how best to reconcile with a close friend…”

Source: The Organised Mind


Observe.

an approach to gather data

Be curious about the role your phone plays in contributing to cognitive overload via a stream of information at the very beginning and end of your day.


Reflect.

a prompt to inspire change

How might your ability to make good decisions improve if you didn’t start and end each day flooding your mind with additional random information?


Experiment.

an invitation to disrupt your digital habits

Unplug your phone charger from within arms reach of your bed and move it to the opposite side of your bedroom, or potentially to another room altogether.

Try this experiment out with us in our community weekly challenge.


Until next week,

— Jonathan
Founder of Mind over Tech