I attended a workshop on Mind Management and Bio Hacking (for Tech Leader, hehe) today, at the Digitale Leute Summit.
In terms of mind management, there was not really a lot of brand new information for me, but I really liked the structure of the workshop and the approach to gradually research the different topics and then focus on one method from 2–3 topics at a time to see what helps you. The topics covered were Be Aware, Relax & Recover, Reflect / Identify / Inquire, Towards Conscious Decisions and Manifestation, Letting Go & Forgiveness and Forming Healthy Habits. The Bio Hacking part wasn’t my cup of tea, for several reasons. But there were some interesting ideas for further research as well.
Some resources from the workshop I’m going to look into more now:
- Reiner Kraft’s The Mindful Leader podcast and blog
- Byron Katie’s The Work
- John Hargrave’s Mind Hacking
- Using The 5 Whys for personal reflection
And some resources I already knew that the workshop reminded me of that I want to look into again or that I would recommend:
- Casey Watts’ Debugging Your Brain
- Joe Kutner’s The Healthy Programmer
- the Western Australian Government’s Self-Help Resources, especially the workbook on Worrying
- the general idea of Bullet Journalling to organize your thoughts and specifically using review techniques like those from Getting Things Done in it
- Gratitude Journalling and lots of other great resources at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
- Yale University’s The Science of Wellbeing course and Laurie Santos’ podcast The Happiness Lab
- the MindDoc app for mood tracking