Memory boards

“We do that with the memory boards and you can see the sparkle come back into their eyes.”

A simple idea that makes a big difference.

Make time to read

But leisure activities require leisure time, and who’s got that? Let’s face it, the afternoon in the armchair probably isn’t happening, even if somebody else takes care of dinner. Finding time to read generally means making time to read, and that means making it a priority.If you can incorporate the gym into your regular routine, you can incorporate quality time with a book too. 

How to tap your inner reader – New York Times

You need to save time so that you read for enjoyment.

Always ask, what could you do?

Nobody likes a troublemaker at work. We’ve all had colleagues who annoy us or deviate from the script with no heads-up, causing conflict or wasting time: jerks and show-offs who seem to be difficult for no good reason and people who break rules just for the sake of it and make others worse off in the process. But there are also people who know how to turn rule breaking into a contribution.

Never ask what should you do. Asking what could I do leads to the scrutiny of options and the exploration of alternatives which leads to novel insights. Even in emergencies.

Why bad news matters?

Bad news is more sudden than good news, which is usually gradual. Therefore bad news is more newsworthy.

People vastly overestimate the frequency of crime, because crime disproportionately dominates the news. But random violence makes the news because it is rare, whereas routine kindness doesn’t make the news because it is so common.

People have a negativity bias. The good news is that the world is doing better than you think.

Time management is ruining your life.

And yet the truth is that more often than not, techniques designed to enhance one’s personal productivity seem to exacerbate the very anxieties they were meant to allay. The better you get at managing time, the less of it you feel that you have.

Idle time needs to built into any system so you can do what you need to do.

In the accident and emergency department, by contrast, remaining “inefficient” in this sense is a matter of life and death. If there is an exclusive focus on using the staff’s time as efficiently as possible, the result will be a department too busy to accommodate unpredictable arrivals, which are the whole reason it exists.