Podcast: The Year of Calm

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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