Thursday, May 6, 2021

How to restart your burnt brain

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Look, last year was not great. And just because it’s 2021 now doesn’t mean things are magically better. If you are feeling exhausted, stressed out, or just plain exhausted, you are not alone. But there is good news on the horizon. Vaccine deployments can be slow, but they happen. In no time, life should return to some sort of normal, and we will be able to safely engage with the world again. The only problem is that it can last that long without losing it completely.

This week on Gadgets LabAlan Henry, Editor-in-Chief of WIRED, joins us to talk about ways we can manage our time and mental energy. Whether it’s to keep you focused at work or just finding ways to relax, we’ve got some suggestions that can help keep you on track.

Show Notes

Get more great tips to improve your home life with WIRED’s advice and Manual. Read our roundup of best note taking apps. Check out our list of ways relax and unwind during locking. Also consult our home office equipment guide and start working from home like a pro.

Recommendations

Alan recommends the YouTube series Tyrant. Lauren recommends the documentary series The last dance on Netflix. Mike recommends the show Dark / Web, which streams on Amazon Prime Video.

Alan Henry can be found on Twitter @halophenix. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snack. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab. The show is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar keys.

If you have any comments on the show, or if you just want to enter to win a $ 50 gift card, take our brief audience survey. here.

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