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Step Away from the To-Do List and Just Have Fun!

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7 Tips and Tricks to streamline your life and get into work life balance (7 Ways to Simplify Your Work Life Balance - Project Eve http://t.co/JPBe4HrSW1)...

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, October 19, 2013 10:18 AM

Too much work and not enough YOU?  Project Eve shares with us 7 ways to simplify our workday:

 

(1) Get Clear: Make a list of all your work-related tasks in as much detail as possible.  What's most critical and what are the drop-dead deadlines?

(2) Delegate: Decide which tasks must be done by you and delegate the rest.

(3) Shut off Email: Close your email window when you're working on a project and take 15 minutes every couple of hours solely to read/respond to messages.

(4) Clear the Clutter: Clear desk = clear thinking and saves you time in the long-run.

(5) Drink More Water: A large contributer to afternoon fatigue is dehydration.

(6) Take Frequent Breaks: Physically get up and walk down the hall (or better yet, around the block).

(7) Work with a Coach: You may want to consider working with a coach for support.

 

"And above all, remember that the best stress relief comes from stepping back from your endless to-do list from time to time to just have fun...those are the memories that will stick with you in the long run."

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Invest Your Time Being Unplugged in Nature; You May Just Plug into Something Profound

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I am trying to teach my two and half year old son how to pray.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, October 18, 2013 11:38 PM

"Frank Lloyd Wright said it best, 'I believe in God, I just spell it nature.'"

 

One of the best things we can do for our health and well-being is to develop an intimate connection with Nature.  Consider times when you've seen a beautiful sunset; witnessed the vastness of the ocean or felt awe at the sight of 14,000 foot peaks.  We feel something powerful and mysterious when in the presence of Nature.

 

Appreciating Nature in all her glory "makes us feel intimately connected to all life" and is foundational to feelings of happiness and gratitude.  Eoin Finn, author of this Huff Post blog, calls these instances "Nature Appreciation Moments" -- times when you put away your computers, pads and phones and step outdoors to discover something beautiful.

 

So the next time you need a break from the digital grind, go outside.  Then "relax and breathe, observe and receive."

Ruth Obadia's curator insight, October 19, 2013 10:48 AM

I am not sure what God really is but I know we feel something powerful in the presence of nature. What is it? It can only be experienced firsthand and cannot be explained using the rational mind. This is where we get the word "mystic." There is a feeling of something powerful inside us, but what is that something? It's a mystery.