#35: Giancarlo Pitocco - Three Simple Steps to Wellbeing
If I could get an hour of your time back, what would you do with it?
What is your brain chemistry telling you about how to live a more productive and fulfilling life?
Have we fallen into the fallacy of “down time”?
These and other fascinating questions are addressed when digital wellness guru Giancarlo Pitocco returns to join The Rabbi and the Shrink.
1:00 Fred Rogers’s wisdom
You can love anyone if you understand where they are coming from
If we would take time to learn about people, we would feel affinity
The power of human engagement
5:00 Special effects and action give us a dopamine fix with little substance
We crave rapid-fire images and don’t have patience for genuine connection
“The only thing missing from any situation is what you’re not giving.”
8:00 Our phones help us avoid anything we don’t want to deal with
Five core insights to achieve digital wellness:
12:00 Larry Hagman’s Sunday word fast
The benefits of a technology sabbath
Create structure in our overloaded lives
Create purpose-filled compartments to promote productivity
Brain chemistry dictates when is our prime time
Limiting use of technology
Taking responsibility for ourselves at work and home
18:00 Are we using our time wisely?
Bennet principle: the activities that require more energy leave us more energized
The fallacy of “down time” to regenerate
Physical activities have more psychological payoffs than digital ones
The engagement of mind and creativity rather than disengaging through technology
23:30 What’s the difference between work and recreation?
Jogging, working out -- we do these because we understand they’re good for us, and we end up feeling better
Why, Intention, and Will
We start with purpose, then commit, then follow through
Intention is your soul
Will is the connection between your soul and your physical body
31:00 Technology is designed to be addictive
SM platforms harvest our time and attention
FB have evidence that IG is toxic
36:00 How can parents help children develop healthy digital habits?
Enroll them in the process
Audit how you spend your time
40:00 No-nagging contract
What do we want to do? What do we need to do?
Break up your day and create a schedule
Real wisdom comes from knowing why you do what you do
The paradox of Ben Franklin
It feels good to exercise boundaries
Promote safety, trust, self-respect, courage, and love
47:00 The word of the day: enervate
To be drained of energy
We need to ignite ourselves into purposeful and meaningful action to energize ourselves
Boredom is the clash between ambition and laziness
52:00 As a family, pay attention to how you’re spending your time
“How do we feel about that?”
If I could get an hour of time back, what would you do with it?