One of the best books I read in 2014 was Arianna Huffington’s memoir/self help publication called The Third Metric.
The Third Metric is a third measure of success that goes beyond the two metrics of money and power, consisting of four other pillars: wellbeing, wisdom, wonder and giving.
With our focus primarily on success and making money, burnout is a common occurrence, and this ultimately affects our health, both physically and mentally.
Huffington’s book is packed full of great tips, and the following are some that I’m implementing in my life.
It’s okay not to finish everything: From finishing a book to learning a new language, Huffington talks about how it is okay not to complete tasks. This is something that I learned from experience in 2014, and it wasn’t a complete disaster!
Digital detox: We’re all wired to our smartphones and other devices, and it’s often hard to put them down. Huffington suggests having periods of digital detox, including a ban on using devices with bright screens before bedtime and not answering emails during down time. This is a tip that I will be implementing!
Get more sleep: This is an easy tip that we can all do. Begin with adding one extra hour a day for a week, and see how much better you instantly feel!
Focus the mind: Mental health is as important as physical wellbeing. Tips from the book include meditating for ten minutes a day, utilizing a strong support community of friends and family and a commitment to making your life and the lives of others better.
All of these tips will help boost your productivity, and can have a positive impact on every area of your life.
Have you used any of the advice in The Third Metric? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!