I wanted to share a short essay that feels so timely. Here’s a quick pull quote and a link to the piece in The New York Times.
“Routines and rituals conserve precious brainpower. It turns out our brains are incredibly greedy when it comes to energy consumption, sucking up 20 percent of calories while accounting for only 2 percent of overall body weight. When our routines are disrupted, we have to make new predictions about the world — gather information, consider options and make choices. And that has a significant metabolic cost.”