Our brains like order.

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: ⏳ Focus

Mindsets and habits to help manage your time and stay present with whatever you are doing in your digital life.


a trigger to inspire motivation

Writer Libby Sander summarises recent research on how clutter affects your brain and your work:

“Our brains like order—constant visual reminders of disorganisation drain our cognitive resources and reduce our ability to focus. When you clear clutter from your work environment, you are better able to focus and process information, and your productivity increases.”

Source: Harvard Business Review


an approach to gather data

Be curious about how the number of unfinished tasks (open mental loops) that we accumulate throughout the day.


a prompt to inspire change

In what ways does this filling-up of your mind impact your ability to focus?


an invitation to disrupt your digital habits

Make an effort to close apps and files as you go throughout the day to free space in your working memory and reduce sources of distraction.

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

Until next week,

— Jonathan
Founder of Mind over Tech