Podcast: The Power of Novelty

Productivity
Podcast: The Power of Novelty

On this episode, we chat about the power of novelty—and how this one ingredient influences our perception of time and how meaningful our life feels. Topics covered include:

  • How novelty has affected our perception of time during the pandemic
  • The ways that novel moments serve as markers in time
  • Our brain’s “novelty bias”
  • How novelty, surprise, and dopamine work together
  • How novelty can help us build habits and memories
  • How to make your days more novel
  • “Memory sinkholes”
  • Who is the “Chuck Norris” of the podcast

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Chris Bailey has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity, and is the author of two books: Hyperfocus, and The Productivity Project. His books have been published in 20 languages. Chris writes about productivity on this site, and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive, without hating the process.