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Is Your Inner House in Order?

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Like most good ideas, this one came far away from work.

 

Steve Mundahl, CEO of Goodwill Industries and author of "The Alchemy of Authentic Leadership," was on a fishing vacation in Northern Minnesota when he started pondering his life and asking himself if all its elements were in balance. "I asked myself, do I have enough fun in my life, and enough creative expression?" he says. Although he was on vacation on that moment he realised that in general the answer was no.

 

It was a gap he needed to fill because without making room for all the different parts of himself to flourish--physical and spiritual health, leisure, creativity, and family as well as money and career--he knew he couldn't be the complete human being he needed to be to lead effectively.

 


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Do you have enough fun in your life? Consider these "six rooms" of your inner house and take the test:

 

(1) Are you making enough money to bring satisfaction to your life?

(2) Do you save some space to relax, create and play?

(3) Are you doing something that is good for the world?

(4) Is your work fun and meaningful?

(5) Do you have balanced relationships?

(6) Do you pay attention to your physical and emotional needs?

 

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-5 in each of these "six rooms".  Then add up the points:

 

25 or More: Your life is in good balance

20 - 25:  Some rebalancing is needed

19 or Less: Drastic action may be required

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Ivan Berlocher's curator insight, November 10, 2013 4:42 AM

Inner peace begins with making order...

John Michel's curator insight, November 10, 2013 8:27 AM

Smart reflections we would all be wise to heed. 

Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:11 PM

Out of touch? Here's couple of minutes test.

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You'll Definitely Want To Look Up Some Jokes After Reading This -

You'll Definitely Want To Look Up Some Jokes After Reading This - | Unplug | Scoop.it
I had no idea that laughter was so important! It is something of a mystery about why we laugh. We don’t consciously engage in laughter. We can’t really control it! Not much is known for why we laugh, but we do know that it activates many parts of our body – and in a positive …
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Overwhelmed? Here’s the remedy.

Overwhelmed? Here’s the remedy. | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Do you feel like you’re overwhelmed, drowning or being buried alive? Do you know anyone today that doesn’t feel this way? Anyone? Neither do I! Well okay, maybe the neighbor’s dog!"

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Is There Such a Thing as Social Media Overload?

Is There Such a Thing as Social Media Overload? | Unplug | Scoop.it
You'd be surprised by how many hours you may spend plugged into social media.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 6, 8:47 PM
There is and it is not just amongst the students. I watched "educators" who used digital technologies and social media far more than they should have. Adults can set the example and help students gain insight into using digital technologies and social media in healthy ways. @ivon_ehd1
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Study recommends limiting kids to one hour of video games per day

Study recommends limiting kids to one hour of video games per day | Unplug | Scoop.it
A new study finds that kids who play video games for an hour or less per day are more well-adjusted.
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Unplug and enjoy the benefits of a rested mind

Unplug and enjoy the benefits of a rested mind | Unplug | Scoop.it

"In a world where mobile devices are part of daily living, where we search out mobile wifi hot spots in our regular movements and as a society we are ‘always’ available it can be extremely refreshing to ‘unplug’."

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4 Easy, Proven Ways to Relieve Stress

4 Easy, Proven Ways to Relieve Stress | Unplug | Scoop.it
Tuning into TV or going online to recover from a stressful workday can make you feel even worse, says a new study. Turn off the screens and try these healthier stress-busting techniques instead.
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6 Tech Traps We All Fall Into (And How To Avoid Them)

6 Tech Traps We All Fall Into (And How To Avoid Them) | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Technology can be a beautiful thing: It connects us to our family across the country, it exposes us to captivating stories, real and fictional … but it also has its downsides."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 29, 7:08 PM

The second one reminded me of an advertisement where the boy says he has never seen anything like it during his nine years on the planet. Perhaps not so slowly, the world is becoming virtual and there is no history, no nature, no relationships to savour and enjoy.

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Put That Thing Away - YouTube

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I love this video so much I think I'm going to start sharing it every week.... But I don't want to get annoying...  :)

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The 5 Best Apps to Calm You Down

The 5 Best Apps to Calm You Down | Unplug | Scoop.it
Photo by Elke Seizle/ It sounds counterintuitive, but apps and meditation fit together as neatly as the soles of your feet. $.99 Zazen Bare-bones support for dedicated meditators who simply crave a little structure, this app (named after the term for practicing Zen meditation while seated), is basically a timer with four distinctive bell sounds to let you know when it’s time to start and stop your silent sessions.
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Sit comfortably; take a deep breath and relax.  These top 5 apps will help you put some calm back into your day.

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Small Distractions Are Making You A Terrible Writer, Says Science

Small Distractions Are Making You A Terrible Writer, Says Science | Unplug | Scoop.it

"A new study finds what we've suspected all along: Interruptions are terrible for your writing. Consider this incentive to close your tabs."


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The Best Places on the Planet to Disconnect

The Best Places on the Planet to Disconnect | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Is there such a thing as being too connected? It’s not uncommon to have a number of mobile phones, computers, tablets and devices. Many of us sleep with our mobile nearby and through- out the day it is usually within reach. This is, of course, so we never miss a call, post or update."

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Lisa Wilkinson’s inspirational message at Canon’s ‘Shine’ photography awards

Lisa Wilkinson’s inspirational message at Canon’s ‘Shine’ photography awards | Unplug | Scoop.it
LOOK up from that smart phone, unplug from that computer.


“Everyone is so often on their screens — they’re missing out on the moment. I would love to see people living in the moment more"


“That was my message behind this image: Engage, connect, be part of the world.”"

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This is how we move - Vimeo

Human helps people move almost twice as much in six weeks. Every day, people track millions of activities with our app. We visualized data in major cities all across…
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▶ Look Up From Your Phone. - by Gary Turk - YouTube

▶ Look Up From Your Phone. - by Gary Turk - YouTube | Unplug | Scoop.it

"'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk."

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How Meditation Can Improve Your Career

How Meditation Can Improve Your Career | Unplug | Scoop.it

"For those unfamiliar with the centuries-old practice, meditation has moved way beyond the hippy-dippy. The medical community has also acknowledged meditation as a legitimate healing tool, with the Mayo Clinic calling it “mind-body complementary medicine” that’s a proven method for stress relief."

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How to Unplug While You Are on Vacation

How to Unplug While You Are on Vacation | Unplug | Scoop.it

"For the last few years I’ve taken a short sabbatical each summer. I’m looking to rest and focus on intense relational time with Gail. The challenge is unplugging from the Matrix. Anyone who’s attempted it can relate to the difficulty."

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If You’re Always Working, You’re Never Working Well

"Our permanent ambient workload is not efficient. — checking business news in bed or responding to coworkers’ emails during breakfast — we may believe that we are dedicated, tireless workers. But, actually, we’re mostly just getting the small, easy things done. Being busy does not equate to being effective."

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#Unplug: Not What You Think It Is

#Unplug: Not What You Think It Is | Unplug | Scoop.it
While "digital detox" sure sounds exciting, it's really just another binge. Instead, we can learn to unplug every day.
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Detaching from distraction can be a huge order to fill in one's life. We are so connected to the sites and sounds flooding into our eyes and ears, the distractions of a new food our a soft touch erases our mindfulness and boom we enter into mindlessness.


Of course the practice of non-attachment in the first place is no easy task for most of us. The trick is to keep detaching when we realize we are caught.

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Feeling guilty? You're probably staring at too many screens, study finds

Feeling guilty? You're probably staring at too many screens, study finds | Unplug | Scoop.it

"While millions of people choose relaxing in front of the TV, computer or smartphone screen after a long day at work, a new study finds that might cause the opposite feeling."

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11 Ways to Live a Happier Life

11 Ways to Live a Happier Life | Unplug | Scoop.it
Here are 11 ways to live a happier life; Happiness is something that we all strive for, yet many of us find it challenging to grasp and even harder to maintain.
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Tweet from @alberkman

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This Coffee Shop Repels Wireless Signals So You Won't Be Tempted By Your Phone

This Coffee Shop Repels Wireless Signals So You Won't Be Tempted By Your Phone | Unplug | Scoop.it
At the Faraday Cafe, you're free to be a coffee zombie, but put those cell phones away.
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100 ways to unplug

Do one of these at a time.  No multitasking allowed.
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Unplugging From Technology to Take a Breather

Unplugging From Technology to Take a Breather | Unplug | Scoop.it

" I seem to have an endless stream of chimes, dings and chirps sounding off at my desk all week long.  When the weekend comes, I try to turn it all off.  I truly need a break breather to stay sane agreeable."

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Exercise OCD: Is Tech Ruining Your Workout?

Exercise OCD: Is Tech Ruining Your Workout? | Unplug | Scoop.it
The average gymgoer is drowning in a sea of app-generated statistics and fitness-related feedback. Worse, this numbers crunch may be putting the squeeze on your exercise goals.
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