35,000 decisions

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.


Mobilise.

a trigger to inspire motivation

Researchers at Cornell University estimate that the average adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day. In light of this, Neuroscientist and author Daniel J. Levitin insights on the mechanisms of decision fatigue seem particularly important:

“It’s as though our brains are configured to make a certain number of decisions per day and once we reach that limit, we can’t make any more, regardless of how important they are.”

Source: The Organised Mind


Observe.

an approach to gather data

Be curious about how often you open an app on your device not because you need to, but simply because it’s there.


Reflect.

a prompt to inspire change

How many extra unnecessary decisions are we adding to our cognitive load each day by leaving lots of tempting app icons lying about our digital environments?


Experiment.

an invitation to disrupt your digital habits

Identify any apps that are not essential to have immediate access to, and create a space on your device where you can hide them from view.

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


Until next week,

— Jonathan
Founder of Mind over Tech