5: Time Management to Spark

episode 5.001
Hello my beautiful people, how are you doing?
In Japan, we just had a week-long holiday. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did!

Now today, I want to talk about “time”.
Time is one of 6 simplicity factors in behavior design. If we can take an advantage of time wisely, designing behaviors that will make us spark will be so much easier.

In the show, I will talk about “time”, because I want to know how I should relate to “time” to live sparkle life.
I will talk about my concern and questions in the first chunk of this episode, and then we will move onto talk about some potential solutions for those problems.
Now let’s get started with today’s show!!!

episode 5.002

  • I have a problem that I CANNOT PLAN. So, this episode focused on answering my own question “how might we be able to plan schedule to live sparkly?” (00:09:00)
  • As potential solutions to my question, I introduced 2 interesting strategies from books. The first strategy is on factors we should consider when planning. The second strategy is on how to make your brain agree with our plan. (00:10:15)
  • The first strategy is on factors we should consider when planning. According to Eriko Sakurai, a happiness consultant who used to be HR trainer for Disney, she mentioned that there are 3 happiness factors. And by consciously trying to plan your schedule with these 3 factors, you will be more satisfied about how you spend your time. The 3 elements are fun for yourself, positive communication with others, and feeling moved. (00:10:54)
  • Try to look at your weekly schedule and ask yourself “Do I have all 3 elements this week? Is there any element that is less?”
    I personally have a problem that I try to combine all 3 factors in 1 activity for efficiency. But that is not how it works. Take one at a time and prioritize each purpose at a time. (00:12:35)
  • The second strategy is on how to make your brain agree with our plan. According to Triune Brain Theory, it says that our brain may be constructed by 3 mini brains. And we feel most motivated to engage in our action, when all 3 mini brains agree to what we do. In order to make the reptilian complex (instinctive brain) say “yes!”, we need to plan clear steps to the future. In order to make the limbic system (emotional brain) say “yes!”, we need to relate our plans to positive emotions. In order to make the neocortex (human brain) say “yes!”, we need to be able to rationalize our plans that this is the right thing to do. (00:13:40)
  • In order to become a better scheduler, when you have a plan which you are not so motivated to do try to reflect these 3 parts of the brain functions and try to articulate which one is saying “no”. From there, you can either trick your brain to say “yes!” or you can simply plan what all 3 parts say “yes!”. (00:18:30)
  • Let’s try to experiment these 2 strategies to reduce stress on scheduling and also to have more “tokimeki” life. (00:23:05)

episode 5.003



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