This week’s must-reads: Your calendar reveals how you spend your time

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!

Don’t Fall for This Excuse Trap: Why “That Won’t Work for Me” is Self-Sabotaging (NirAndFar) Don’t fall for an excuse trap when it comes regaining control of your time. Here’s what to do instead.

Smartphone Too Distracting? Here’s How to Reclaim Your Focus [AUDIO] (Podcast) There are many things we can do to put technology in its place and remove the unwanted triggers on our mobile devices.

There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing (The New York Times) The neglected middle child of mental health can dull your motivation and focus — and it may be the dominant emotion of 2021.

What your calendar says about your values (Quatro) If you want to know what’s important in your life, look at how you spend your time by taking a look at your calendar.

Make Time for “Me Time” (Harvard Business Review) Do you feel so busy that you don’t have the bandwidth to think about your own needs? The first step is to stop and realize the world doesn’t rest completely on your shoulders.

The misinformation virus (Aeon) Lies and distortions don’t just afflict the ignorant. The more you know, the more vulnerable you can be to infection.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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