The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is long book (481 pages including notes) and I’m struggling! Although I’m interested, I find my eyes closing – the same thing when I watch documentaries on TV – I’m interested but end up going to sleep and missing the choice bits. At least with this book, when I nod off it falls on me and wakes me up! To be sure, it contains some excellent ideas how to organise one’s life – many of which I do anyway.
I think to myself, I’m 70 years old so it is possible that age and experience count for quite a lot. One thing I discovered is that I am a “medical minimalist” meaning that I interact with doctors and medicine as little as possible (p.261). I didn’t know it had a name!
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My New Year Resolutions for 2015 are similar to the ones I set for 2014 with a couple of additions and some smoothing out of wrinkles – as I am doing in the photo!.
1) I intend to devote more time to writing – blog, novel or journal, possibly all three, each day.
2) Juggling will be attempted more often this year. Once in a while is not enough and I’d love to master the art.
3) Same as last year, the doctor is on the ‘to avoid’ list.
4) Same as last year, I’ll turn upside down each day – I did well in 2014 and only missed a couple of days.
5) Less time on Facebook, more time in the garden.