Play is part of an essentialist life

EssentialismEssentialism
The main philosophy explored in Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of lessBook - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less

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author: Greg McKeown
title: Essentialism: the disciplined pursuit of less
year: [[2014]]





It is closely related to [[Deep Work]] and shares a lot of the same approaches (differentiating important ...
can seem like an overly strict focus on work, but Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of lessBook - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less

Metadata:

author: Greg McKeown
title: Essentialism: the disciplined pursuit of less
year: [[2014]]



argues otherwise: McKeown says that play is important and should in face be treated like other essential activities.

He cites research by Stuart Brown, claiming “Play leads to brain plasticity, adaptability, and creativity.” “Nothing fires up the brain like play.”

This idea of using free time, winding down and play to your advantage was echoed in Downtime and relaxation aid insightDowntime and relaxation aid insight
[[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World]] reports a study from Dijksterhuis, which makes a point that relaxing and taking breaks from work actually enhances the quali...
and Attention is a finite resource and requires downtime to replenishAttention is a finite resource and requires downtime to replenish
Cal Newport justifies downtime in [[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World]] by drawing from "Attention restoration theory"

According to ART, concentrating requires "...