By: ajbarse | August 27, 2018

AJ and Chris take a deeper dive into the PNW State of Mind series. This episode looks at our mindset and habbits,  a Journey to the Center of the Mind! Mindfulness, sleep, meditation, and the mentally behind hitting the jackpot on social media.

AJ

* Follow up from last week.
  * Mentioned but ran out of time to talk about  tried/using Zero fasting app:
  * https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zero-fasting-tracker/id1168348542?mt=8
  * Tried Soylent : https://soylent.com/
  * Out of geek/biohacker culture...and now going main stream: Walmart
  * https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/11/17226868/soylent-walmart-meal-substitute


Mindfulness? Mediation? Sleep?  

Chris

* Sleep
  * How to leverage our internal circadian rhythm to get better sleep
  * No screens (or bright light) at night
  * No caffeine, alcohol, or sleeping pills
  * Colder temps
  * Stay on schedule
  * Wakeup routines, tech to help wake up or track sleep

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What AJ is trying:

* Social media- what's that?
  * “You're All Caught Up” https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/02/instagram-do-not-disturb/
  * Rethink “social media” as Forums- NOT as what it once was promising.
  * Kids with a little too much screen time issue?
  * iOS hack for parents: Guided Access Mode (under accessibility)
  * This has been a round for a LONG time (iOS 6), but surprised that more parents with retired iPads and kids don't know it exists
  * http://osxdaily.com/2012/09/25/enable-guided-access-ios/
* Oak (https://www.oakmeditation.com/) - Meditation and breathing app from Kevin Rose


What Chris is trying:

* Headspace for iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/headspace-meditation/id493145008?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4) and Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.getsomeheadspace.android) - Freemium app, co-founded by a former Buddhist monk

Books & Media:

*Netflix: *

Books:

* Why we Sleep (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=why+we+sleep) - Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

Podcast:

* Classical Stuff You Should Know: https://www.classicalstuff.net/
* Art of Manliness: The Adventure of Silence:  https://pca.st/67Qj
* Sleep with me: https://www.sleepwithmepodcast.com (http://castbox.fm/u/5673246)

Apps

Habit building?

* Streaks by Crunchy Bagel https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/streaks/id963034692?mt=8
* Productive app for iOS - http://productiveapp.io (http://productiveapp.io/)


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*Chris*: mnmltek.micro.blog (https://mnmltek.micro.blog/) or chrispowell.co (http://www.chrispowell.co/)
*Twitter Hashtags*: #bhampodcast

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