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Unplugging Ourselves and Avoiding Overexposure

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Unplugging Ourselves from the always-on world we now inhabit is essential to our creative and innovative selves.
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Finding a balance between quiet and the constant always-on state we currently find ourselves both at work and at home can be a challenge.


Getting that balance need not be something we only wish for, take 5 minutes every 90 minutes or so to close your eyes and breathe deeply. Fall this mini routine for a week and I think you'll agree that more energy and better focus will come your way.

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9 Reasons You Need to Unplug

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These days, logging an overwhelming number of hours on our computers, laptops, smartphones, and iPads seems to be the norm. But it turns out you could be losing more than just precious time while plugged into the technology matrix. Here, the physical, mental, and emotional tolls of overusing the Internet -- and why occasionally disconnecting from the digital world may not be such a bad idea.
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If you are over-plugged into technology, you are losing more than just precious time.  Here, the "physical, mental and emotional tolls of overusing the Internet".

 

If you unplug you will:

 

  1. Have more time for YOU
  2. Have real relationships
  3. Reduce muscle pain
  4. Increase productivity
  5. Save your skin
  6. Get better sleep
  7. Manage your mood
  8. Drive safer
  9. Kick the addiction
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Christi Krug's curator insight, March 27, 2014 6:35 PM

Okay, start talking about my orbit-frontal cortex possibly having white-matter abnormalities and you have my attention!

 

Seriously, I've started being extremely mindful about plugging in . . . noticing some changes in my thinking. So excited about my new intentions.

 

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Work-Life Balance: Fact, Fiction or Fairytale?

Work-Life Balance: Fact, Fiction or Fairytale? | Unplug | Scoop.it
The work-life balance: Myth or not, it's worth searching for
Torrington Register Citizen
“There's power in discussing it,” said Teresa A.
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Work-life balance.  Fact, fiction or just a fairytale?

 

The idea that "we can find an equilibrium between our home and work lives" is the topic of too many blogs, articles and books these days -- some even referring to this balancing act as a "myth that leads to unrealistic expectations and stress." 

 

While the jury's still out on what to call it, the truth is this: Most of us still need a game plan for tackling Life's busy demands -- "especially as we grow ever-more connected to our smartphones and electronic devices."

 

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8 Ways to Disconnect from Technology and Get More Done!

8 Ways to Disconnect from Technology and Get More Done! | Unplug | Scoop.it
I believe multi-tasking is over-rated! Recently, I saw a study that said the average smartphone user checks their device about six times an hour. Small wonder so many people these days are feeling distracted and overwhelmed!
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Here are 8 great ways tips to add to your bucket of info about getting more done, and getting it done with joy.

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Let's Stop Living to Work!

Let's Stop Living to Work! | Unplug | Scoop.it
"The architecture of how we live our lives is badly in need of renovation and repair. What we really value is out of sync with how we live our lives. And the need is urgent for some new blueprints to
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Long commutes to work.  Sleeping with our electronic devices.  Missing out on important moments with family and loved ones.


It's time to renovate and repair the structure of our lives. Let's stop living to work!

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Schedule Yourself In for an Appointment

Schedule Yourself In for an Appointment | Unplug | Scoop.it
There are steps you can take that will bring back that work life balance you’re looking for. It will take some planning and discipline, but you really can do it all.
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In today’s busy world, it feels as if spending more and more time married to our work is something we don't necessarily choose -- but instead something that is demanded of us.

 

Most of us have family and friends, but we we don't spend the quality time with them that we'd like. Yet with some planning and discipline, there are steps you can take to bring back some of the balance you crave. 

 

So schedule yourself in for an appointment and consider these suggestions from Project Eve.

 

(1) Put exercise on your list

(2) Limit the time you spend working at home

(3) Allow time for your hobbies

(4) Unplug yourself

(5) Schedule a social outlet

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Embrace the 3 R's

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Tips to find some work life balance and avoid burnout. (How to Avoid Burnout | Project Eve http://t.co/NzkhPMDTgo)
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Rest...Refreshment...Rhythm...the 3 R's that help to ensure that Life's high demands don't burn you out. 

 

REST

If you work constantly and never take a reprieve, you will not only be exhausted; lack of rest can lead to lack of motivation or even depression.  Your mind, body and spirit need to have some down time.

 

REFRESHMENT

Distraction does not equal refreshment.  "In today’s world of technological toys, it is very easy to escape the worries of the day" by checking email, texting or switching on the television.  These activities are so passive that we may think of them as a way to relax, but they aren't; these sorts of distractions do not refresh you.

 

RHYTHM

Constantly reacting to things is unproductive and draining.  Some days it seems that all you do is put out one fire after another.  Often times, this is unavoidable.  But constantly putting out fires (i.e. reacting) indicates a symptom of poor planning.  Try to carve out time each day for certain activities, setting a rhythm for the week. Note: Your schedule should include planned time off.

 

Our busy world often demands over-activity.  But we don't need to buy into that.  Be your own advocate, and find a balance that works for you.

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