The importance of ‘wasted’ time

Olivia Goodhill in Quartz writes that Michael Guttridge, a psychologist who focuses on workplace behaviour, says “There’s an idea we must always be available, work all the time. It’s hard to break out of that and go to the park.” But the downsides are obvious: We end up zoning out while at the computer—looking for distraction on social media, telling ourselves we’re “multitasking” (a brain drainer in itself) while really spending far …

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The Living Smart program was developed with these objectives: Increasing awareness of sustainability issues. Creating positive change in environmental behaviour among participants. Supporting and strengthening community relationships. The course covers handy hints on saving water, gas & energy, transport & waste management, safe use of household chemicals, indoor air quality, biodiversity & healthier & happier lifestyles. These topics are what sustainability is about. The program is not about unwanted sacrifices; …