Five Things #137

Every Tuesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. A great post on imagination from Austin Kleon's excellent blog — "To create a future, we need better imaginations, and for better imaginations, we need to feed them better ideas and better images."

  2. I've found tracking the habits I want to develop nearly always has a positive impact on my behaviour. I end up reading more and drinking coffee less knowing I get to tick off the box that records the habit. The flip side of this is that tracking can reduce the intrinsic desire to perform the desired behaviour — if your step counter is broken, why take the walk if the steps won't be recorded? This article takes at the science behind habit tracking.

  3. According to a recent study by Youth Music there has been a 39% increase in the number of 7-17 year olds making music. This is obviously great news but it's such a shame that whilst this is happening, music education in schools is disappearing, despite all the good we know music can do.

  4. I love these — “Closeness Lines”: Lovely Visualizations of Relationships Over Time

  5. I'm very much looking forward to seeing Masayoshi Fujita play at Butley Priory in Woodridge on Thursday. His album Book of Life is great.

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