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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)...
Susan Taylor's insight:

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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Stop Sleepwalking through Life

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Belfast Telegraph
How mindfulness can stop you from sleepwalking through life
Belfast Telegraph
Second, what's your posture: sitting, lying or standing? Third, where are you and what's going on around you?
Susan Taylor's insight:

Mindfulness.  A new, hot topic in the West only starting to become more mainstream within the last ten years.  But what -- exactly -- is mindfulness and what do you have to do to achieve it?

 

Padraig O'Morain says it's time to wake up; and he believes mindfulness is the key.  As a teacher to many people, including doctors, nurses, rescue workers, HR managers, teachers and students, the practice of mindfulness can help to lower stress and give you a sense of well-being. 

 

"Essentially, mindfulness involves returning your attention again and again to whatever is going on right now – whether that's just breathing, walking, listening to another person or eating."  It's about noticing feelings -- suspending judgement and not engaging with them -- but instead returning your attention to whatever else is going on for you. 

 

"Acceptance is also a big part of mindfulness."  You have a bad day at the office.  Instead of rehashing it over and over again; you accept it as it is.  You become a witness to what is happening and how you feel about it -- not trying to change anything -- just observing -- noticing. 

 

With continued practice, you will have less anxiety; an increased sense of happiness; and ultimately cease your sleepwalk through life.

 

 

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David Hain's curator insight, October 17, 2013 2:53 AM

Mindfulness is the key to so many positives, not just the fkavour of the month!

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What Have You Done for Your Brain Lately?

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You’ve heard the advice about how to create a viral video, and you’ve read all the tips on how to create SEO keywords, but what have you done for your brain lately?

Via Thomas Faltin
Susan Taylor's insight:

How do we get an idea to go viral?  What SEO keywords should we use to drive traffic? What social media platform is best for our business?

 

In today's fast-paced and highly competitive market, small business owners need to stay on top of their game.  And how do you ensure that all pistons are firing?  Exercise your brain!

 

"Just like the muscles in your body, you can train your mind to perform at a higher level by engaging in the right exercises."  Here's how:

 

(1) Physical exercise is beneficial for your body and your brain 

(2) Mental exercises such as puzzles and games have long-term benefits

(3) Proper diet and nutrition makes a difference

(4) Socialize -- make friends and engage with others (and I don't mean via Facebook or Twitter)

(5) Manage your stress level

 

Whether you're running a small business or not, you've only got one brain.  "Treat it well".

 

 


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