Podcast: The Year of Calm

by | Jan 5, 2023 | Podcast

On this episode, we chat about ideas from Chris’s new book, How to Calm Your Mind!

Topics covered include:

  • How a calm mind can make us significantly more productive;
  • How anxiety shrinks our cognitive performance;
  • What calm actually is;
  • How anxiety is a spectrum;
  • How presence is the key to productivity, and how to find it;
  • The “accomplishment mindset”;
  • The various drafts of How to Calm Your Mind;
  • How we need dopamine, and also how it can lead us astray;
  • Our brain’s “acquisition mentality”;
  • The three factors that influence the size of the dopamine hit we get from something;
  • What “superstimuli” are and how they highjack our attention on a chemical level;
  • How to balance time between the digital and analog worlds;
  • The various types of chronic stress;
  • The power science of “savoring” our lives.


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Written by Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity and is the author of three books: How to Calm Your Mind, Hyperfocus, and The Productivity Project. His books have been published in 35 languages. Chris writes about productivity on this site and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive without hating the process.

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