Self care is productivity

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.


a trigger to inspire motivation

Artist, writer and teacher Jenny Odell on self care as productivity:

“Our very idea of productivity is premised on the idea of producing something new, whereas we do not tend to see maintenance and care as productive in the same way.”

Source: How to Do Nothing


an approach to gather data

How often do you take a quick peek at your emails during downtime, even when you have no intention of replying to them?


a prompt to inspire change

What would the difference in quality of self care be if you were able to completely drop the thoughts and anxiety that are related to many of your emails, and take time to connect with yourself?


an invitation to disrupt your digital habits

Create the conditions to ensure that you can fully switch off from checking emails while you are taking a period of leave or downtime.

Until next week,

— Jonathan
Founder of Mind over Tech