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The upcoming episode of The Better Show is a look back on our recent experiments in meditation and decluttering. We'll discuss what worked, what didn't, and what new tips & strategies we learned. Subscribe to the podcast to always get the latest episode as soon as it's released.

New mini-episode! The Better Show Bites

We're trying a new experiment: a mini-episode released in-between our regular longer form episodes. Our first one is a short chat about a product we've all tried called the Productivity Planner. Keep your eyes peeled for it to show up in your podcast app tomorrow, Saturday November 25. You can also read about Darren's experience with the planner here.

Now here's your weekly set of tips, fun facts and other exclusive content from us at The Better Show. Enjoy and share with a friend :)

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Tip of the week

10 minutes of daily meditation triggers a strong Cortisol Awakening Response in the morning followed by lower cortisol levels throughout the day. This is the ideal pattern of healthy stress which allows you to focus and have a lot of energy during the day followed by relaxation at night. Learn more about the research.

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Over 200 research studies in the past 30 years have explored the role of mind-body techniques in helping prepare people for surgical and medical procedures and helping them recover more rapidly. These studies have shown that guided imagery may significantly reduce stress and anxiety before and after surgical and medical procedures. Learn more about the benefits.


What are Ian, Darren & March up to this week?

  • ian is trying out Ample version 3.0. He's using it while traveling home to upstate NY for Thanksgiving. He finds it helps keep his nutrition balanced during holiday food coma-inducing meals.

  • Darren is hacking the Productivity Planner to make it work even better for him. Read about it.

  • March has turned all his hangers to face one way and is flipping them as he wears an item to track what's he's actually using in his closet :)

Listen to an upcoming show to hear how our experiments went and what we learned!


Article of the week

Different Types of Meditation Do Different Things to Your Brain - Ashley Hamer

"If you're considering starting a meditation regimen, don't just try any old technique. Think about what you want to accomplish, then find a meditation method designed to build those skills."


Product of the week

Productivity Planner by Intelligent Change

The Productivity Planner helps you prioritize and accomplish the vital few tasks that make your day satisfying. Quality over quantity. Combined with the Pomodoro Technique to help you avoid distractions, the Productivity Planner assists you to get better work done in less time.


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All the best in getting better,

Ian, Darren & March

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