Think about your average day. Do you feel time pressure? How complex are your tasks? How often do you switch between tasks in a given time period? These three components aggregate to describe the cognitive load of almost any activity we engage in.Recently, I spoke with Dr. Tommy Wood for an interview on the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast. We covered a wide range of topics, but ‘zoomed in’ on sustainable performance in knowledge work and ‘cognitive gears’: how we distribute our ‘cognitive work’ during our days.