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The Heart of Innovation: The Six Sides of the So-Called Box

The Heart of Innovation: The Six Sides of the So-Called Box | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Creativity, Innovation, Team Building, Leadership, Brainstorming, Idea Champions

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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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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.
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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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“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.”

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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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10 Creative Ways to Help Employees Relieve Stress at Work

10 Creative Ways to Help Employees Relieve Stress at Work | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
We asked some of our brilliant customers what creative ways they used to help employees relieve stress in their organizations. Here’s some of our favorites.
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How Using Your Hands Creatively Reduces Stress & Anxiety

How Using Your Hands Creatively Reduces Stress & Anxiety | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Once you get hooked, you won’t know how you handled your stress before you tackled it creatively. And a wonderful new world will open before you.
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I love cooking, as it does the same thing for me.  Start with a coloring book if free form is too intimidating!
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I love cooking, as it does the same thing for me.  Start with a coloring book if free form is too intimidating!
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40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative

40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it

From tiny writing desks to giant painting studios, the only thing all of these creative studios have in common is that they inspired their...

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Interesting that most are a bit of a mess (a few are a HUGE mess). What's your space like?

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6 Ways to Unleash Creativity in the Workplace

6 Ways to Unleash Creativity in the Workplace | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
The demand for creativity from employees is rising in this age of rapid technological advancement. This is evident when we see multinational companies like
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20 Most Creative Ladies Shoes Heels Ever Made (Photos)

20 Most Creative Ladies Shoes Heels Ever Made (Photos) | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it

  Creativity is the biggest factor of success of any business in recent times. Creativity simply multiplies the beauty factor in any of the daily life products we use.

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This has nothing to do with stress.  This is because I'm a girl....and there are shoes involved.  Need I say more?  But they're FANTASTIC!!

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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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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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Get Distracted Easily? It Might Just Mean You're More Creative Than the Rest of Us

Get Distracted Easily? It Might Just Mean You're More Creative Than the Rest of Us | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Do you find yourself constantly distracted? It might just be your creativity shining through.
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How to enter a creative mood

How to enter a creative mood | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it
Being creative is not easy and it is not a switch you can just turn on and off. Learn simple practices that can help you focus on maintaining your creativity.
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Some good ways to throw a curveball into your day.
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Five Tips for Preventing the Creative Suffocation of Your Marketing Team

Five Tips for Preventing the Creative Suffocation of Your Marketing Team | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it

General Management - If all your company's ideas are coming straight from the C-suite, you're probably stifling creativity. Here are five tips for breaking that vise and unleashing creative thinking from your marketing ...

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Don't let bureaucracy and "that's the way we've always done it" choke your team!

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Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking | Stress-Less, Create More | Scoop.it

Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught.

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And I"m still learning.  Every day.

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