Cada humano pasa un tercio de su vida durmiendo 1. Es decir, si llegamos a vivir 90 años, 30 de estos, los pasaremos durmiendo. Si tanto tiempo es invertido en dormir, por qué es que no somos expertos en este tema?
Month: May 2018
Theme: Learn about the Art of Memory
Mission: Learn how memory works and find ways to train it.
Welcome to Week 3 of #mayArtOfMemory!
On Week 1 and Week 2, I covered the essential knowledge to understand how memory works and techniques to improve it. On Week 3, what initially was just theoretical information becomes tangible through actual practice.
This post summarizes a very useful memory technique, a gadget and tips to make info stick, the outlier of this week and an actual memory training course. Enjoy it!!
Hi all! Welcome to the summary of #mayArtOfMemory – Week2.
In Week1 we covered a 10,000 feet overview of what is considered memory and how it works. This time, we go hands-on training and things get fun. We’ll cover two mnemonic techniques, an inspiring story, and memory gadgets. “In the first place”2, let’s review the Memory Palace.
What is Memory?
In few words: Memory is the faculty of the mind by which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved2.
Now, let’s dig into how the memory works in order to understand it and plan the strategy to optimize it. #scientificThinking
Trying to summarize art would be naive. Nevertheless, naiveté is what ignites our curiosity. Therefore, let me try to do my best explaining what drawing is and some keys to get you started with it 🙂
Month: April 2018
Theme: Learn to draw
Mission: Acquire drawing fundamental concepts and train the basic skills to draw from observation of daily life.
You can follow the progress of each week here: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3. You can also follow daily updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the tag #aprilDrawing. Continue reading “#aprilDrawing – Summary”
#aprilDrawing is getting way more fun in Week #3. Learning to draw from photographs and shading are the covered areas this time.
Drawing from photographs
Do you remember last week when I said that drawing still life was the most challenging thing that I have done?…well, I was wrong. Drawing from photographs is the new most challenging one (ha!). Continue reading “Drawing – Week #3”
The second week of the #aprilDrawing challenge was more exciting!!!. Perspective and still life are the main areas covered in it, and if you need extra motivation, the YouTube Channels that I follow will do the trick.
The first week of #aprilDrawing was intense! I decided to grab the bull by the horns and enrolled in an online class to draw from the very beginning.
The class chosen was “The Ultimate Drawing Course – Beginner to Advanced” on Udemy. At the time of this post, the course has 150K students enrolled and a members-only Facebook Group where you can post your progress and get feedback from the community. Pretty impressive!
An average human is right now producing:
- 3mm or 0.12inch of nails per month.
- Around 15cm or 6 inches of hair per year.
- Between 0.8 to 1.4 liters of sweat per hour during exercise (find an easy way to measure body sweat here).
- Up to 0.9 kg/day of Carbon Dioxide.
- I’ll leave the rest of the restroom measurements to your imagination.
The point is, even if we are at rest, our default state is that one of a Mass Waste Production Machine.
What about what we produce with our minds?
Our mental production depends on what are we feeding them with, but most importantly it depends on how conscious we are about our Production Strategy – that is, our decision to produce positive or negative thoughts.
If our default human condition is to be physical and mental waste machines, the challenge resides in accepting our physical condition and taking full ownership of our mind’s production to impact positively our surroundings. More on this topic will be covered in the next post.
Keep on Producing and Learning.