This episode was published on 13 August 2020 and is approximately 50 minutes long. This episode made possible by Anchor.fm and Glow Your Soul!
What are you doing now? This episode is a review of how we’re spending our time and we hope it will make you think about your own situation.
How are you spending your time, now that you can’t go to the bar as easily, or events are shut down. Are you investing in yourself?
As you’ll notice, we talk about writing a lot in this episode. It’s good advice overall. Putting pen to paper, or fingers to keys, and getting thoughts down in some manner will help you organize your thoughts.
Be willing to put yourself out there. You have a unique point of view and an authentic story to tell. Can you find the courage to write it down, record it, or share it?
Now that you’ve got all this extra time, how are you using it? What are you doing to improve yourself?
Time spent watching TV
In 2017 alone, an average U.S. consumer spent 238 minutes (3h 58min) daily watching TV. According to a Nielsen report, United States adults are watching five hours and four minutes of television per day on average (35.5 h/week, slightly more than 77 days per year).
It’s okay to have these interactions on digital media now
This was the sort of thing which couldn’t be done before, because it wouldn’t have been acceptable
Now, you can do a Zoom call for a family reunion!
It’s socially acceptable now, take advantage
14 min: Staying Home is Socially Acceptable
You can use time for other activities, and it’s okay to avoid a social engagement
Everyone understands the need to be distant
It’s an introvert heaven!
The stigma of being “at home” is now gone; your friends aren’t going out either
17 min: This is the time to start something new!
Large scale challenges make new opportunities more ovbious
Find a way to make the most of the challenges which are coming your way
Your environment is a catalyst for your ideas and imagination
“The right mind, at the right time, with the right idea can make something beautiful.”—Imran Kasam
20 min: It’s easy to be busy
Can you find the time to filter out the noise and find something which is important to you?
Are you willing to put in the effort
Busy people rarely get any work done!
The Science of Neuroplasticity
Also known as brain plasticity, or neural plasticity, is the ability of the brain to undergo biological changes, ranging from the cellular level (i.e., individual neurons) all the way to large-scale changes involving cortical remapping. See Wikipedia for more information.
“... literature review of current research, it is found that meditation might enhance neuroplasticity specifically through the mechanisms of relaxation and training of attention. ...”—Sigrid Magelssen Skeide