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Creativity doesn't always come easy and the fact is, when you're stressed and overwhelmed, creativity just plain stops. Here are some great articles to facilitate your creative juices and ease your stressed out mind. Breathe!!
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‘Thought Leader’ gives talk that will inspire your thoughts Ted Talk

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. This is about knowledge. It's about style. It'
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How Sitting Is Killing Us

We spend most of our days on our behinds, and that's taking a toll on everything from our health to our mood and creativity
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Eco-therapy: The Walking and Talking Cure

Eco-therapy: The Walking and Talking Cure | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Urbanisation and today’s “digital” lifestyle promotes stress and a sense of alienation. Does nature hold the key to our inner peace and development?
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Eco-therapy works.  Get outside. Find green space every day, even if it's just for a few minutes.  Have meetings outside in the grass if you can!
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Is tech addiction making us far more stressed at work? - BBC News

Is tech addiction making us far more stressed at work? - BBC News | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Checking our work emails and social media accounts at all hours of the day is making us more stressed, research suggests, but what can we do about it?
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The Best Paint Colors to Boost Creativity

The Best Paint Colors to Boost Creativity | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Got writer's block (or painter's block, or are just in a general creative funk?) The color of your walls might be one of your culprits.
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Alex's curator insight, August 4, 7:19 PM
Did u know colours may not only change your mood, also boost creativity?
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Creativity is like breathing - The Oatmeal

Creativity is like breathing - The Oatmeal | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
I made a new thing.
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Sometimes, you just have to breathe, and let the creativity flow, no matter WHAT happens!  Enjoy...
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3 Steps to Eliminate Workplace Stress

3 Steps to Eliminate Workplace Stress | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Is pressure at work affecting your job performance? Here's what you need to do to lower your stress level.
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Eileen Easterly's curator insight, August 5, 8:49 AM
This article gives some good suggestions, including spending some time thinking about what is stressing you at work. Other tips from Psychologists are worth incorporating into your day to help you reduce your stress.
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Office Slides? A Draft Beer Bar? Check Out These 6 Innovative (and Fun) Workspaces

Office Slides? A Draft Beer Bar? Check Out These 6 Innovative (and Fun) Workspaces | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
'There is overwhelming evidence that the design of an office impacts the health, well-being and productivity of its occupants,' says a recent report.
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These are awesome offices!  You might not be able to afford a slide, but giving back to your employees will pay off BIG TIME!
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Science Says You Shouldn't Work More Than This Number of Hours a Week

Science Says You Shouldn't Work More Than This Number of Hours a Week | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Working too much can be counterproductive and even hazardous to your health. You've been warned.
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What Is Creativity? 21 Authentic Definitions You'll Love [Free Poster] - Copyblogger

What Is Creativity? 21 Authentic Definitions You'll Love [Free Poster] - Copyblogger | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
The Writer Files has gathered thought-provoking responses to the question, "What is creativity?" Check out these 21 definitions from top content creatives.
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12 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive

12 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Are you guilty of these bad habits that are hurting our productivity at work? If so, it's probably time to cut it out.
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5 Ways to Inspire Creativity in Your Employees

5 Ways to Inspire Creativity in Your Employees | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Have you considered sensory experiences like thought-provoking abstract art on the walls and special office scents?
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These are great tips that more companies need to embrace.  Millennials who are corporates (they don't want to admit it, but they ARE corporate if they're working for a corporation) need to have more freedom.
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9 quick science-approved things you can do to make your mornings better.

9 quick science-approved things you can do to make your mornings better. | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
There's a psychological reason you should be making your bed.
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I'm not a great morning person and I do quite a few of these. Just don't talk to me before I have my first sip of coffee.
 
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Why It Doesn’t Pay to Be a People-Pleaser - Mindful

Why It Doesn’t Pay to Be a People-Pleaser - Mindful | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Christine Carter always tried to meet other people’s expectations—until she realized how out of sync with her own wants and needs she’d become.
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Here’s How Creative Arts Can Diminish Stress

Here’s How Creative Arts Can Diminish Stress | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
While there’s no way for you to avoid stress entirely, you can use it to your advantage and harness its energy to create meaningful artistic expressions.
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How to Unleash The Great Perfection of Creativity

How to Unleash The Great Perfection of Creativity | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
From the profound teachings of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal tells us how to unleash powerful creative energy.
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This is SO lovely! It's about a 5 minute read, but the lessons are profound.It's all about being in the moment and not worrying about the result.
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Office workers must exercise for an hour a day to counter death risk

Office workers must exercise for an hour a day to counter death risk | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Office workers must exercise for one hour a day to combat the deadly risk of modern working lifestyles, a major Lancet study has found.
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14 scientific tricks to beat stress, anxiety, and fear

14 scientific tricks to beat stress, anxiety, and fear | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Here's how to trick your brain into calming down.
Via Enzo Calamo
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Great tips in an engaging format.
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Why work doesn't happen at work

Why work doesn't happen at work | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. He calls out the two main offenders (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make the workplace actually work.
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14 Stress Management Apps to Relax Your Mind & Body

14 Stress Management Apps to Relax Your Mind & Body | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Self-help can be your biggest asset. Check out these apps to help you manage your stress and anxiety on a daily basis.
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Personally, I use Insight Timer.  It not only times your self meditation, but has a ton of guided ones from 2 minutes to over an hour!  And it's free....
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How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.
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It might be difficult to find an all day hike in the middle of Manhattan, but wherever you are, give yourself a little time outside and take in nature!!
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 22, 4:23 PM

“Now we are seeing changes in the brain and changes in the body that suggest we are physically and mentally more healthy when we are interacting with nature.”

Eileen Easterly's curator insight, May 23, 8:31 AM
Do you want to reduce your stress? Get outside and enjoy nature.
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A psychologist looked at over 50 years of research on creativity — here’s what he found

A psychologist looked at over 50 years of research on creativity — here’s what he found | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
This wealth of research on creativity contradicts the notion that deliberate practice is the sole — or even the most important — aspect of creativity.
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A great read, just make sure to check out the list at the end.
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You Will Never Find Work-Life Balance

You Will Never Find Work-Life Balance | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Your work and your personal life do not amount to a zero-sum game, where more of one means you’re compromising the other.
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The Daily Routines of Creative Professionals [Infographic]

The Daily Routines of Creative Professionals [Infographic] | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Could you live the life of a creative?
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In Silicon Valley, Meditation Is No Fad. It Could Make Your Career

In Silicon Valley, Meditation Is No Fad. It Could Make Your Career | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Meditation and mindfulness are the new rage in Silicon Valley. And it's not just about inner peace—it's about getting ahead.
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I do this every morning, even if it's just for a few minutes.  My A-type personality has found calm in the storm!
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