This week’s must-reads: 6 Ways to Avoid Burnout and Get More Self-Care

In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. I hope you enjoy them!

6 Ways to Avoid Burnout and Get More Self-Care (Inc) Burnout is very real, and more hustling is not the answer. Here’s how to prevent burnout from claiming you as its next victim.

Little evidence linking teen tech usage with elevated mental-health symptoms, study finds (Market Business News) According to a new study, there is little evidence that teenage digital technology usage is associated with elevated mental-health symptoms.

Consume less, create more (TJCX) Modern technology makes us consumers instead of creators. All media is created to be consumed; let’s start creating instead.

Why We Get Distracted — and How to Stop Without Swearing Off Tech(Serenity Gibbons) Everything is at our fingertips these days — for good and bad. If we’re not careful, distractions can deter us from success.

Humans aren’t designed to be happy — so stop trying (The Conversation)
Happiness is a human construct, an abstract idea with no equivalent in actual human experience. Sustained happiness has no biological basis.

Stop Saying You’re Busy (David Burkus) In western culture, “how are you doing?” is basically just a rhetorical greeting — a form of “hello.” Most people respond with “busy”.

Happy reading!

-Nir

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