Finding Calm in Anxious Times: A Conversation with Author Chris Bailey | MindHack Ep. 045

Finding Calm in Anxious Times: A Conversation with Author Chris Bailey | MindHack Ep. 045

In this episode of MindHack, join host Cody Mclain as we delve into the world of productivity and mindfulness with acclaimed author and speaker, Chris Bailey. Discover the power of finding presence and enhancing productivity, even in the midst of anxious times. Chris shares practical tips and actionable strategies from his bestselling books, including 'How to Calm Your Mind: Finding Presence and Productivity in Anxious Times.' Uncover the secrets to managing time, attention, and energy effectively, while navigating the challenges of anxiety and stress. Gain valuable insights from a thought leader who bridges the gap between theory and real-world application. Prepare for a transformative conversation that will equip you with practical tools to unlock your full potential for greater peace, focus, and accomplishment. Tune in to this episode of MindHack and learn how to find presence and unleash your productivity in today's demanding world.

About this Guest:

How to Calm Your Mind: Finding Presence and Productivity in Anxious Times
Other books here

People & Other Mentions:

Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind by Judson Brewer
Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation by Gabriele Oettingen
Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule by Paul Graham
Tim Ferris with Kevin Rose
Space Dreams
The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life by Philip Zimbardo
Philip Zimbardo Books
Stanford Prison Experiment
Christina Maslach Books
When the Body Says No by Gabor Maté
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

00:00 Intro
00:17 About Chris Bailey
01:53 The book's inception
05:10 Digging deeper into those anxieties
07:51 Christina Maslach, an inspiration and more
09:23 Identifying the root causes of chronic stress that leads to burnout
13:10 Awareness tactics against stress and anxiety
19:33 Building a healthy routine, using anxiety as a motivator and stimulating fasting
27:33 Delving deeper into stimulation fast
30:17 Cody's version of stimulation fast
32:18 Task aversion, procrastination, its causes and how to deal with them
37:59 the WOOP technique
40:20 Meditation and the maker's vs manager's schedule
42:32 how does it work?
44:29 Deep in meditation then an idea comes up, what to do?
47:51 Reverse meditation
54:33 Philip Zimbardo, Christina Maslach and the Stanford Prison Experiment
55:51 Experiences that impacts our lives
01:00:00 the mindset of more
01:03:23 nerds vibing moment
01:03:41 Productivity, what's the point?
01:06:00 Prodcutive and successful, yet still feels empty...what do we really value?
01:10:23 accomplishment mindset, over focusing on productivity that you forget what it's for
01:13:19 setting priorities is a piece of cake
01:16:13 Important things need to be taken slow
01:17:41 the ultimate goal of balance
01:20:39 to savor something
01:29:30 The best lessons come from the best research and final thoughts