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Take a deep breath, slow down to navigate into a richer more fulfilling life.
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If You Own a Smartphone, You Are Probably Waking Up Wrong

If You Own a Smartphone, You Are Probably Waking Up Wrong | Unplug | Scoop.it
There is an ideal way to start your workday, and, if you own a smartphone, you're probably not doing it.
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Upon waking each morning, what is the first thing you reach for?  Hopefully, it's your significant other.  But for most of us, it's our Smartphone.


Whether it's to "turn off (or snooze) the alarm...check email, Twitter, Facebook or text messages...it's a stressful way to start the day."

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3 Unexpected Places To Find Inner Peace

3 Unexpected Places To Find Inner Peace | Unplug | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to capture a few moments of inner peace in our chaotic lives.
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Studies show that taking frequent short breaks throughout the day can help us to be more productive and happy at the same time.


Push away from the computer screen or phone and breathe deep, you'll be glad you did.

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The High Cost of Multitasking | infographic

The High Cost of Multitasking | infographic | Unplug | Scoop.it
Multitasking is a fact of our modern, connected life. However, research shows it makes us less effective, increases mistakes and stress, and costs the
craig daniels's insight:

After dozens of well respected studies showing that mulitasking leads to getting less quality work down people still swear they are the exception to the rule. Go figure...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 23, 2014 1:24 PM

Multi-tasking takes away from creativity and effectiveness. In a classroom, it takes away from learning. The problem is we have adults in schools who are serial multi-taskers and who influence children with that behaviour. Now, some of it is a product of the work we do, but some of it is denial.

PracSimplicityGroup's curator insight, January 23, 2014 3:54 PM

Funny how the downsides now seem obvious!

Sabrina Li's curator insight, November 4, 2014 12:47 AM

A really nice infographic talking about multitasking in the workplace. It summarizes data including task-switching, multitasking effects on errors/speed, etc. while also boasting some affordances of using video web conferencing. 

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Multitasking and Distractions: The Web's Effect on Our Brains, Our Memories, and Our Time

Multitasking and Distractions: The Web's Effect on Our Brains, Our Memories, and Our Time | Unplug | Scoop.it
Multitasking is a common practice that many think increases their productivity but it really means that you have constant interruptions ... from yourself.


"Multitasking:  Some questions for you to ponder …

  • How do you relate to the internet?
  • What impact do you see its distractions, large and small, having on your attention, your recollection … and your life?
  • Do you ever unplug?
  • If you do, how does it feel?"
craig daniels's insight:

Oh no not another post about multitasking!  Yes indeed, thoughts and studies about multitasking abound in the media and especially in blog posts of the internet.


In spite of what you coworker tells you multitasking still does not create an army of super efficient workers, what it does create is lots of tasks that are only half done or worse, completed at a low level.


On her blog Paula Eder shares her thoughts about multitasking and I think you find them well worth reading. She also includes a snappy short video about multitasking and our brains. Check it out.

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