In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk about how the novelty effect can impact your productivity.
I was inspired to talk about this topic because I am very easily bored, so much so that I switch productivity tools on a regular basis just to keep things fresh. Although I usually feel a little bit bad about doing this because it seems as if I’m wasting time, I always end up feeling refreshed and even more inspired to get stuff done after every “move.”
In order to understand this behavior and the resulting productivity boost, I researched the effect that novelty can have on productivity. We share my findings here, and give you some tips for introducing novelty into your day.
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Here’s what we mention in this episode:
- New: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change by Winifred Gallagher
- Pomodoro – iPhone app
Resources Used for this Episode
- One Story Inc.
- What’s New? Exuberance for Novelty Has Benefits
- Valbrains: Novelty for Productivity & Creativity!
- How to Make Your Everyday Life Feel More Like Vacation
- Why Getting New Things Makes Us Feel So Good: Novelty and the Brain
Quote of the Week
See any detour as an opportunity to experience new things.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (Author of Life’s Little Instruction Book)
Question: What are some of your favorite ways to introduce novelty into your days? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
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Vickie and Larissa