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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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10 Ways to Recharge

10 Ways to Recharge | Unplug | Scoop.it
Moving to the next chapter in our life, whether it's a new relationship, new job, new home, or new body, can be an exciting time. The problem is that most of us still have a lot of “stuff” we’re thinking about from the past that can hold us back from the future we deserve. Before we can move on, it’s good to have a “reset” so that we’re ready for what lies ahead. Here are ten ways to recharge your mind, body and spirit so you can go into your next chapter relaxed, renewed and ready to make it your best one yet. 10 Ways to Recharge Your Mind, Body and Spirit 1. Be Honest You don’t owe anyone a lie. Clear your mind by being honest. Allow honest thoughts and communications to naturally flow in and out. Carrying the burden of keeping up with lies is not a healthy way to live nor does it attract healthy people. 2. Know Your Limits Don’t take on more than you can handle only to complain about it later. Knowing your limitations will help you with [...]
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As you move to the next chapter of your life, are you still stuck in stuff from the past, holding you back from the future you desire? Here are 10 ways to recharge your mind, body and spirit.

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Sprucing & Juicing: A Digital Hiatus

Sprucing & Juicing: A Digital Hiatus | Unplug | Scoop.it
You extend the life re-chargeable batteries if you let the battery drain completely before you re-charge it....When to Take A Hiatus and How to Make A Hiatus Extra Useful and Holy...Hiate. (I made that word up.) Hiate when you're pumped to jump.
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Danielle Laporte is taking a digital hiatus.  For a few weeks there will be no online publishing, Tweets, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.  And she thinks you should take one too.

 

Not the kind of digital hiatus where you simply recover, but one of sprucing and jucing -- where you "make space in which to prepare for the New".

 

When to take a hiatus and make it extra useful?

 

  1. Take a hiatus before you burn out; not because of it
  2. Take a hiatus when you want to enter a new creative phase
  3. Take a hiatus when it's time to create new habits
  4. Prepare for your hiatus; set a start and end date
  5. Have the courage to step back from what has substantially been feeding you

 

So go ahead and "hiate" -- Pause, Cleanse & Create!

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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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Ditch the Facebook and Go To Nepal

Ditch the Facebook and Go To Nepal | Unplug | Scoop.it
"I’m done with daily hustle, I’m tired of social media", this is something many of us feel. Those who were born before or 90’s know the best of life, not having these nicer means. Phone calls by...
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Are you fed up with the daily hustle?  Are you tired of social media?  If you've forgotten -- or never experienced -- life without smartphones and Facebook, then ditch the Facebook and go to Nepal.

 

Have luxurious candle light dinners -- every night!  Enjoy long chats with your family; play with your kids; get to know yourself.  Meditate.  Breathe.  Bask in the fresh mountain air.  Experience life without electricity.  Take all the time you need -- to just "be".

 

If you're constantly opening apps or "you go to your browser for other reasons and type in the Facebook or Twitter URL; then it is definitely time for you to come to Nepal."

 

 

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A Perfect Texas Retreat at Inn Above Onion Creek: Photo Tour

A Perfect Texas Retreat at Inn Above Onion Creek: Photo Tour | Unplug | Scoop.it
Inn Above Onion Creek is a serene getaway, located just half an hour from downtown Austin. Enjoy the nearby Hill Country or stay put and relax.
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We all need at least a few minutes to renew ourselves daily, so here is a photo tour and info about a getaway near Austin TX.


Maybe you can't escape for a week or a weekend, but you can breathe deep and let your imagination take you away for a few moments.

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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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Hit the Pause Button

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This holiday season, I hope that you can hit the pause button, to slow down, rest and relish in the gratitude of all that you have.
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HIt the pause button!  Feel more creative and replenished!  Five inspiring ideas:

 

  1. Begin and conclude each day reading inspiring quotes and then sit and think about them.
  2. Get some fresh air; go outside!
  3. Power down; take at least 1 day each week with with NO SCREENS.
  4. Take a long nap -- 2 full hours if you can.
  5. Reflect; write anything down that you've learned in the past week.  How can you move forward?  Is there anything holding you back?
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A Lesson from Nature: Silence is Golden

A Lesson from Nature: Silence is Golden | Unplug | Scoop.it
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City living does not truly allow you to escape the sounds that fill your your day.  Many of us have accepted a life overwhelmed with work, stress, electronic devices and social media.  Because of this, both adults and children have become disconnected from Nature.

 

It seems we have become so entwined with technology that "we fail to reap the benefits of simply playing in a neighbor’s yard, or at the local park, let alone the beauty and wonder of the great outdoors".

 

Mother Nature brings us many gifts, including the gift of silence.  And silence can be healing -- an opportunity to take in the quiet and listen to the world as it was meant to be while at the same time, releasing all the nagging troubles of the world.

 

As one way to unplug, go out into Nature and bask in quietude.  Reconnect your body, mind and soul and feel whole and alive once again.

 

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Disconnecting from Digital Devices is a Challenge

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Fresh Air's Mary Ito and CBC Toronto News anchor Mike Wise on unplugging your high tech devices for the holidays.
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Disconnecting from Digital Devices is a challenge.  But the holidays might be the time to try, according to Mary Ito and Mike Wise on CBCradio.

 

Is it possible to unplug from your technology for an extended period of time?  In this conversation, Mary and Mike share that it's challenging, but doable. 

 

And the holidays might be the best time to try.  Many of us have time off from work and our colleageus have time off from work.  So if you've ever had an inkling that you might want to unplug -- even just a little bit -- now might be the time to do it.

 

 

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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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