Why do we waste our free time? - HRW Shift Podcast episode 17

26.10.2021 - 30 mins

Our Shift team have set out to explore why do we spend our free time on seemingly mindless or unenriching activities instead of delving into what are known as “flow” activities.

Join Katy Irving, Jeremy Koloski and Alexandra Petrache as they dissect this behaviour and present their go-to strategies for making the most of their time.


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Want to know more?

If you enjoyed the podcast and want to know more about making the most of your free time, have a look at the resources below:

– “How to change” by Katy Milkman (read our article on it here)
– “Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
– “Notes on a nervous planet”- by Matt Haig

Talks: -Tristan Harris, American technology ethicist and former Google employee.


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