Day Three: Friday, 23 July 2021

Roundtable 10: Slowing Down to Speed Up: The Art and Science of Turning Off

Karen Hayes (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

Are you feeling tired? Constant technology access and pandemic induced working from home has blurred our work/home lives more than ever. The feeling of always working and always being available for others can lead to exhaustion, apathy, and stagnation, and definitely not to good teaching or general wellbeing. This session will explore the psychology and neuroscience of work, distraction, stress, and flow states. We will explore achievable ways to reduce our cognitive load by making technology, our brains, and workplaces work for us rather than against us, so we can do less to achieve more productivity, satisfaction, and most importantly rest.

00:24:08 Dewi Arual: Preparing for online class activities, preparing for prerecorded lectures etc…..
00:24:34 Noela Haughton: Yes
00:24:38 Dewi Arual: Yes, for sure Prue
00:26:59 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: I like Bela’s idea of scheduling time for free time
00:27:27 Kym Barry: I agree with Bela too
00:28:56 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Blurring of timezones – this is challenging, Dewi.
00:29:30 Dewi Arual: Exactly
00:35:32 Kym Barry: these are really interesting – I like that they spend a significant amount of time with social and meals
00:35:40 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: I’m impressed with their sleep routines!
00:39:06 Dewi Arual: this was interesting
00:39:09 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Yes!
00:39:10 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: or walking
00:39:12 Noela Haughton: nope
00:39:22 Dewi Arual: not really
00:39:24 Bela Gupta Pearl Academy: nopr
00:39:26 Kym Barry: yep away form my desk
00:39:31 Kym Barry: *from
00:39:34 Dewi Arual: because it is normally a quick one
00:42:14 Bela Gupta Pearl Academy: 2nd group
00:42:15 Noela Haughton: 2 or 4
00:42:26 Kym Barry: resting group?
00:42:26 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: maybe second group?
00:42:37 Dewi Arual: yup, the resting group
00:50:39 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: I’ve become used to filling up free time with ‘things’ and ‘stuff’, not deliberate rest.
00:50:59 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Definitely need to build deliberate rest into my routine
00:51:11 alex mudd: meditation 🙂
00:51:20 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Oh, I need this, Alex!
00:51:36 Dewi Arual: I work well in the morning, so I work from 6am to 8am and then go for a walk everyday
00:51:48 alex mudd: I only started last year and even a few minutes is great!
00:52:30 Bela Gupta Pearl Academy: ya iagree .. Very interesting presentation
00:53:10 alex mudd: agree – that’s tricky
00:53:27 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: completely agree!
00:55:31 Noela Haughton: I agree about the doggie
00:55:36 Kym Barry: Yes! Love walking with my dog
00:59:55 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Time Reminder: 5 minutes remaining
01:01:36 alex mudd: my frustration is people using email when they should call for a quick response
01:02:26 Dewi Arual: I think i am guilty in expecting quick responses to my emails 🙂
01:02:55 Kym Barry: close emails and only check at certain times in the day – not constantly
01:02:56 Noela Haughton: hard one. give myself permission to switch off and be ok with it
01:03:18 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Lifesaver! Yes!
01:04:03 Bela Gupta Pearl Academy: breathing exercises and set your priorties and get on again to work
01:05:22 Noela Haughton: no
01:05:24 Ooi Wei: nope
01:06:01 alex mudd: ooh
01:06:11 Bela Gupta Pearl Academy: Wow
01:06:42 Noela Haughton: noce!
01:06:45 Dewi Arual: Interesting
01:07:29 alex mudd: this is my Friday afternoon 🙂
01:07:53 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Time Reminder: we’re at time
01:07:59 Ooi Wei: Thanks for sharing, Karen, I am using Notion.
01:08:04 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: calendly is great!!
01:08:24 Kym Barry: Thanks Karen, that was great 🙂
01:08:35 Dewi Arual: I enjoyed this session
01:08:36 Ooi Wei: I am using Microsoft outlook calendar.
01:08:58 Bela Gupta Pearl Academy: Amazing presentation and experience
01:11:03 alex mudd: thanks
01:11:18 Noela Haughton: Thanks everyone! Thanks Karen!
01:11:44 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021:
01:11:49 Ooi Wei: Thanks Karen, Thanks all.
01:12:30 Bela Gupta Pearl Academy: Thank u