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26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known at 20

26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known at 20 Etienne Garbugli Product Design & Marketing Consultant
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Time, or the feeling of not having enough time is one of the leading causes of stress. I found these tips helpful. I particualrly like that they point out the fallacy of multi-tasking. Actually it contributes to losing time and more stress.

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Resilience...The Alchemy of transforming life's stresses and adversities into opportunities for growth and joy
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To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions

To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
You may surprise yourself and find good in the bad.
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It's amazing how these two sentences can restore a sense of strength and confidence (resilience) to our mind and body. With minor tweaks these same sentences can be used in our personal lives as well.

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Calm Your Mind Without Sitting to Meditate

Calm Your Mind Without Sitting to Meditate | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you find seated meditation challenging, but you need help letting go of worries, stress, tension, and painful memories from the past, this may help.
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Our brains are wired to be anxious - its how we survived. But learning to moderate our anxiety in a crazy world is critical in maintaining our resiliency. 

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The psychology of living environments

The psychology of living environments | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Thoreau discovered that in order to create space in the mind for seeing ‘the new’, we best immerse ourselves in living environments. He found when people are surrounded by ‘man-made’ things, in ‘man-made’ environments, it seemingly inhibited their ability to see, and respond to, what could be meaningful and different in our world.
Fast forward to today, and neuroscientists are starting to put rigor behind Thoreau’s philosophical observations. Indeed, their scientific research makes a compelling case for rethinking the design of our buildings and places.

Via David Hain
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When we connect with nature we become increasingly aware of what resiliency is and how to incorporate it into how we live.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 16, 4:03 AM

Design has a big place in organisation development!

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Accountability: The Key to Reaching Your Goals

Accountability: The Key to Reaching Your Goals | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Plenty of people set goals, but far fewer are actually willing to declare their goals in a way that sets them up for success. The key to that success? Accountability.
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If It Brings You Joy, It's Not “Wasting Time”

If It Brings You Joy, It's Not “Wasting Time” | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
It doesn't matter if you're any good at it, and it's not "wasting time." If it's something that brings you joy, it's worth incorporating into your life.
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When I was runner I remember listening to George Sheehan share the following advice that I still try to follow today (paraphrase): Never lose the animal part of you - stay healthy and exercise. Always be the artist you are - Put your heart and soul into everything you do and never let the child within you die - experience the joy and participate in the fun the world graces you with everyday.

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This is How to Find Your Purpose – Better Humans

This is How to Find Your Purpose – Better Humans | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
In 1958, Hunter S. Thompson was not yet famous.
He had yet to meet Johnny Depp, who would become one of his closest friends. He had yet to write Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his most well-known novel. He hadn’t even discovered his personal style of reporting that would found the movement known as ‘gonzo journalism’.
He was, after all, only 22 years old.
Here’s what Hunter S. Thompson did do in 1958… He wrote a letter to a friend. But it wasn’t just any letter. It’s one of the most profound pieces on how to live that I have ever read.

Via David Hain
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I was captivated by this letter written by American author Hunter Thompson to a friend. Most of all because he speaks to the Hallmarks of Relationship - Centered Leadership; Authenticity, Purpose, Presence, Resilience, Moral Courage and Trustworthiness. I found it encouraging, helpful and refreshing in moment in our history that may present challenges to finding our direction.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 3, 6:08 AM

Meet the Great Gonzo! And more importantly, read his musings on how to live a life of purpose! Brilliant!

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Thanks for this David it's a great read and resource.
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How to Set New Year's Goals You'll Actually Enjoy Pursuing

How to Set New Year's Goals You'll Actually Enjoy Pursuing | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
I hope this piece helps you go after your goals this year with a renewed sense of vitality and excitement. I have a feeling it will!
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Living a resilient life requires exploring, pursuing and growing. Its about going deeper, its not always about more. The concept and process of setting compass goals can is way of strengthening and deepening resileincy.

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The Woodland Cure

Why a good walk may just be the answer to all that ails you
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187 scientific studies support and confirm that mindfulness-based practices significantly reduced depression, stress and anxiety and improved quality of life. If you want to improve your resiliency take a walk in the woods!

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The 5 Muscles You Need To Exercise For A Functionally Fit Culture

The 5 Muscles You Need To Exercise For A Functionally Fit Culture | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
During the first half of 2014, I trained for and ran two half-marathons, back-to-back. This was a huge achievement for me as for the first time in my life, I didn’t get out of breath just from climbing stairs. Finally, I had become the holy grail of “fit”.
Shortly after the second half-marathon, I moved house. On moving day, I got up bright and early to load the crammed boxes into the van.  However, as I went to carry the first box, I found I couldn’t lift it. But I was so fit, I’d just run two half-marathons – what happened?! Well, it turns out, not all exercise is created equal. Although I had strong legs and stamina, my arms had not been trained at all, so I was weak as a kitten in my upper body. I was not what is known as functionally fit.
Functional fitness is the concept of linking exercise back to everyday movements found in daily life so that you can sense and respond to any external force or challenge that may come your way. For example, lifting boxes, running for the bus and dodging pedestrians.
This is the same type of strength needed in organisations if they are to thrive in the 21st century. Large corporations have traditionally been good at developing the structures and practices to enable efficient and predictable results, but this is the equivalent of just jogging on a treadmill every day. This worked when external conditions were stable and could be predicted. But what happens if you have to run outside, on unknown terrain, at varying speeds and with potential obstacles? Jogging on a treadmill doesn’t prepare you for a more uncertain and complex environment.
You must encourage and nurture certain attributes in order to have a culture that can thrive in unpredictable conditions. As part of our recent Digital Transformation Barriers Report, we have analysed best practice cultures and drawn on our experience with clients and our own teams to define these. These are the five muscles of your culture that must be exercised so that your organisation is functionally fit, and primed to respond to changing market dynamics:

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David Hain's curator insight, December 1, 2016 9:56 AM

Culture levers to focus on for a digitally transformed future? How will your organisation manage them?

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Study Tests Whether Lifting Weights Or Running Grows More New Brain Cells - PsyBlog

Study Tests Whether Lifting Weights Or Running Grows More New Brain Cells - PsyBlog | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
The right type of exercise can triple the number of neurons in the brain's memory zone.
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I only hope I deposited a significant number of new brains cells into my account when I was running marathons to get me through my running retirement!

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One of America's most loved authors says the most resilient people have these traits in common

One of America's most loved authors says the most resilient people have these traits in common | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
It's tense.
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Exercise releases this fat-burning hormone - Futurity

Exercise releases this fat-burning hormone - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Exercise releases irisin, a hormone that helps get rid of fat. "Instead of waiting for a miracle drug, you can help yourself by changing your lifestyle."
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Coffee, chocolate and wine are good and now a few days of exercise per week - life is good.

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Neuroscience Of Meditation: How To Make Your Mind Awesome

Neuroscience Of Meditation: How To Make Your Mind Awesome | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Everybody says meditation is great but how do you do it right? Let's look at the neuroscience of meditation and how it can make you much happier.
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What to become more resilient? Develop a resilient mind by learning to be mindful and by mediating.
This article is a great overview with helpful advice.

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How Silence Rewires Your Brain to Make You More Intelligent — MyScienceAcademy

How Silence Rewires Your Brain to Make You More Intelligent — MyScienceAcademy | Living Resilient | Scoop.it

In 2011, the Finish tourism board decided to run a campaign promoting the “silence” you can get by visiting the beautiful country. Along with photos of awe-inspiring landscapes, they used the slogan “Silence, Please”.


Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Andreas Christodoulou, Wilfried Andral, malek, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD, Create Wise Leader
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The sounds of silence are indeed important. Learning to befriend silence in a world that is constantly bombarding us with noise requires practice.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 27, 1:15 PM
Just to be is essential. I discovered that meditation and silence helped me as a teacher in unpredictable ways.
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Rethinking What Really Matters: The Four Most Important Things in Life - Tiny Buddha

Rethinking What Really Matters: The Four Most Important Things in Life - Tiny Buddha | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Of course we all have our own unique goals and values, but these four things are amongst the most important for all of us.
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Here's what you've been looking for - the four most important things in life. Now that you have the answers what's plan to put them into action?

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Slow Down, Simplify, and Clear Your Mind and You’ll Get Better Results - Tiny Buddha

Slow Down, Simplify, and Clear Your Mind and You’ll Get Better Results - Tiny Buddha | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Simplicity is the key to creating anything good in the world. Simplify, slow down, and clear your mind and you'll get better results.
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Resiliency doesn't mean that you have more energy to multi-task - it means you have the wisdom to slow down and simplify. The opposite is the road to burn-out.

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A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you harshly criticize yourself when you stumble or struggle, try this simple 5-second habit to rewire your brain to be kinder.
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Its hard to listen to criticism. Most people avoid feedback and have anxiety before a performance review. I think one of the most uncomfortable comments is, "I'd like to give you some feedback." But did you ever consider that your harshest critic may be you? Sometimes the most damaging and destructive criticism comes from a voice inside.

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The Healing Power of Self-Care in a World of Stress & Anxiety

The Healing Power of Self-Care in a World of Stress & Anxiety | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Don't put off self-care for later. Later will never come. We have to make time now for what's important, and self-care needs to be you priority.
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Living a resilient life requires a great deal of self-care. Don't confuse self-care with selfishness or self-contentedness!  This article and story outlines how one person developed a practice of self-care.

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8 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Get (or Stay) in Shape

8 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Get (or Stay) in Shape | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
When you're in shape you feel strong in mind & body, good in your skin, capable of doing whatever you want to do, and ready for whatever life throws at you.
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If one of your 2017 compass goals is to strengthen your resiliency practice these 8 helpful ways to build your physical resiliency.

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Young runners have stronger brain connections - Futurity

Young runners have stronger brain connections - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Past research on exercise and cognition has focused on older adults. New work finds greater functional connectivity in the brains of young runners.
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It's very tough to find the right activities and sports that are healthy physically , emotionally and socially for our children. Here's some research that shows that choosing running improves brain functioning and reduces stress.

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Do Feelings Look the Same in Every Human Face?

Do Feelings Look the Same in Every Human Face? | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Emotions give us clues about how to respond to things happening in our environment: Is he dangerous? Does she love me? Can I trust him?
But can we trust our perceptions as we travel around the globe? Can Japanese tourists identify threatening people in Canada? Can a man from Saudi Arabia tell the difference between anger and disgust in Argentina?
A long line of research suggests the answer is basically “yes”—humans appear to express certain fundamental emotions through universal facial expressions that are usually recognizable to people from other cultures. This seems to be true even across cultures that have had little or no exposure to each other.
But, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the theory of the “universality” of emotions may be missing something important. Their findings suggest that culture could play a stronger role than previously thought in how emotions are expressed and recognized. The paper has sparked a scientific debate about the interaction of biology and culture in shaping the expression of human emotion—and raised questions about what we all might have in common.

Via David Hain
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Emotions express themselves in many ways.

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David Hain's curator insight, December 1, 2016 7:11 AM

The role of culture and biology in universal recognition symbols - very interesting read.

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Patch captures sweat to track body's response to exercise - Futurity

Patch captures sweat to track body's response to exercise - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
A new device sticks to the skin, captures sweat, and can say if you need to drink more water, replenish electrolytes, or even seek medical help.
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To use these amazing patches I guess I'll have to increase the intensity of my workouts!

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5 Easy, Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

5 Easy, Natural Ways to Reduce Stress | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Here are five easy, natural ways to create a sense of peace and calm in only a few minutes.
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More helpful suggestions on handling stress. Not the typical suggestions, but very applicable as you try to stay centered in very un-centered world.

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Trying to Change Your Life? 6 Reminders to Help You Keep Going

Trying to Change Your Life? 6 Reminders to Help You Keep Going | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you’re going through some imposed change or you’re looking forward to seeing one, it may help to remember these six thoughts.
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I enjoyed how the author frames his six reminders. And his presentation of how central mindfulness is to successful change

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New Clues Into How Meditation May Boost The Immune System

New Clues Into How Meditation May Boost The Immune System | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
A meditation practice seems to shift expression of the genes that govern stress, mood and immunity.
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I've always believed that meditation and mindfulness were helpful to living a resilient life, but everyday I'm beginning to believe that it is the key to being resilient. If there is one practice that you could do today to start to improve your well-being, reduce your stress and build your resiliency it is meditation.

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