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Lessen The Load, Share Your Job

Lessen The Load, Share Your Job | Unplug | Scoop.it
You can't totally unplug unless someone's got your back. And if you never totally unplug you're flirting with burnout.


"a colleague who can plug into the workload so that you may unplug."

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There's hardly anyone who doesn't wish they had more flexibility in their lives, especially in their job. Our work can at times seem like a corral that pens up not just our bodies but our minds as well.


What if like a tea kettle we had a relief valve, a way of letting the steam off into the atmosphere and not at our co-workers or friends. It doesn't have to be a day-dream or a fantasy you spend time with while standing on the subway platform or stuck in rush hour.


Job sharing is slowly becoming more and more of a reality. What if you could make it to the school recital or take care of that pesky tooth ache while still making the deadline for your presentation.


In this FastCompany piece Drake Baer shares a some down to earth suggestions for mastering Job Sharing.

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Stress and Mindfulness

A little film by psychologist Maria Scoda aiming to make a contribution to Mental Health Awareness Month. http://mariascoda.com.au

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Thoughts tumble about in our minds like rocks in a clothes dryer, they bump and crash into our consciousness seemingly without mercy. At times we find ourselves in a battle with those thoughts, but it's not the thoughts we are battling we are really throwing punches at ourselves.


Thoughts will always float in and our of consciousnesses and the best way to  deal with this cascading flow is to step back a bit, take a deep breath and observe the thoughts not fight with them.


Dr. Maria Scoda has put together my current favorite video on Youtube. I love it because it engages with who each one of us is and the reality of our daily lives being caught up in thoughts...  Check it out.

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Want to Disappear Completely? Step 1: Find a Desert Island

Want to Disappear Completely? Step 1: Find a Desert Island | Unplug | Scoop.it
Is it possible to disappear completely?


"he decided to venture to a desert island off the edge of northeastern Australia. It was at least the first step, he figured."

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To some just the thought of stepping foot onto a desert island is enough to create anxiety that lingers, in others the same thought brings about a blush of nirvana... What's it do for you?

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Guess what time it is? It's Time to Unplug!

Guess what time it is? It's Time to Unplug! | Unplug | Scoop.it
Summer is almost over. Have you taken a vacation from your digital devices yet? If not, you are cordially invited to join the Digital Sisterhood Unplugged Weekend on August 24 and August 25.
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Small town bans social media

Small town bans social media | Unplug | Scoop.it
Earlier this summer I’d stolen away to get some writing done in Ely, Minnesota; a city near the Canadian border.  For any canoe enthusiasts, you know it’s the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).  It’s the...
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Take a second and think about what a great marketing campaign this local ban is and how it may spread to more towns.


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Put iPhone down for improved family communication

Put iPhone down for improved family communication | Unplug | Scoop.it
New book by psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair says our dependence on technology has put North American families in crisis of communication.
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Putting down the phone or tablet has a bigger upside than you might think, it'll help you communicate on a deeper level.

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Yesterday I Walked Into a Pole

Yesterday I Walked Into a Pole | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Don’t Laugh. It hurt. I was walking down the street, focusing on an email that I absolutely needed to finish, at that very moment, or the world would come to a violent end, when I walked into a pole. Now I have a bump on my head."

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I myself often hit my head on things when I'm distracted, I've always thought it was the universe telling me to pay attention...

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How To Thrive At Work (Even If You Can't Stand Your Job)

How To Thrive At Work (Even If You Can't Stand Your Job) | Unplug | Scoop.it
Hopefully we all have jobs we love—jobs that inspire us, pay well, and fulfill our dreams. But let's be honest, that's not always reality. Whatever your current complaint is about your work
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The happier we are with our work the less we'll feel the need to search for distractions.


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My Intentional 24-Hour Facebook Break

My Intentional 24-Hour Facebook Break | Unplug | Scoop.it
Last Monday, in our private member Facebook group, I challenged Indie Business Network members to choose one full 24-hour period this week to refrain from using Facebook entirely.
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How to Get Your Tech Company Comfortable with Unplugging

How to Get Your Tech Company Comfortable with Unplugging | Unplug | Scoop.it
For many people, the weekend no longer signals the end of the workweek.
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Digital addiction: Is it real or a symptom of other problems? - KansasCity.com

Digital addiction: Is it real or a symptom of other problems? - KansasCity.com | Unplug | Scoop.it
Some contend that excessive computer time leads to insufficient outdoor time, or “nature deficit disorder.” The worst sufferers, perhaps, could benefit from digital detox, a getaway from the gadgets that can hook us.
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8 Ways To Bring Sanity To Your Crazy, Wired Life

8 Ways To Bring Sanity To Your Crazy, Wired Life | Unplug | Scoop.it
Here's how the busiest connectors--Mightybell founder Gina Bianchini HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian Ivanka Trump and more...
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The Ultimate Unplugging, Sleep Tips

The Ultimate Unplugging, Sleep Tips | Unplug | Scoop.it
Most of us understand that sleep is crucial to health. Yet night after night we toss and turn, hitting the snooze button when the alarm begins to ring.
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Managing balance becomes almost irrelevant if we are not getting enough sleep. Ask yourself, does it really matter if I spend too much time connected to social media if I'm so sleepy and irritable that I can't see straight.


We all know the answer, of course it matters, but without a good dose of regular sleep it sure seems like it doesn't matter.


The author Brian St. Pierre has cobbled together a comprehensive guide to getting a good nights sleep and getting it on a regular basis. Many of us will find we can be proactive in reclaiming many restful nights of sleep using this well presented (and sort) guide.

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Take Back Your Life: Tips for a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Take Back Your Life: Tips for a Healthy Work-Life Balance | Unplug | Scoop.it
"Rae previously owned her own company where she did consulting with various companies on how to cultivate an environment of fulfillment and productivity and was a motivational speaker on work-life blending. Christine has had a successful career and has two children. She shared a moving story of her triumph over her personal work-life balance struggle.
  • Learn to say no. You have the power of choice. You can pick and choose what you want to invest your time in every day and make decisions based on your core values. However, saying no too often may make you look like you’re not a team player and hurt your personal brand, so keep a good balance.
  • Don’t feel guilty for being a working parent. As hard as it may be.
  • Take vacations and actually unplug on those vacations.
  • Name the point of conflict; it’s easier to address it."
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Balance is quickly creeping into everyday conversations in both our personal and work lives, but is it in danger of being overused? In this article Lindsey LaManna gives us a great list of actionable things to implement in our daily lives.


Living a healthy and happy life after all is about doing things that bring contentment and happiness into our lives, right? We don't wake up every morning and say our-loud, "today I'm going to spend my time glued to the computer screen and not interact face to face with anyone," or do we?


Check out Lindsey's posting for some thoughtful ideas and tips on living a life truly centered and "balanced.'

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I Forgot My Phone

Written by/Starring Charlene deGuzman Directed by Miles Crawford With (in order of appearance) Jacob Womack Nick Luciano Ani Baker Sabrina London Sean London...
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We all notice people who seemingly are off in their own world while in the middle of a crowd, heck we may be that person.

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How To #Unplug And Recharge With Help From Burning Man

How To #Unplug And Recharge With Help From Burning Man | Unplug | Scoop.it
How Burners balance connectivity with immediacy.
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I Detached on Holiday. I Didn't Unplug. You Should Too.

I Detached on Holiday. I Didn't Unplug. You Should Too. | Unplug | Scoop.it
I've recently returned from 3 1/2 weeks away with the three 'goats' and Denise where we enjoyed the fine Puget Sound sea air of Gig Harbor. Ever since I can remember, Denise and I take 3 weeks of h...
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Unplugging doesn't have to mean no phone or internet. It's quite possible to find a balance between too much and nothing at all.

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What America Isn't Doing That The Rest Of The World Has Mastered

What America Isn't Doing That The Rest Of The World Has Mastered | Unplug | Scoop.it
Americans, it seems, are always striving for bigger, faster, stronger -- but when it comes to slowing down, we're seriously lagging behind the rest of the world.
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Stop what you are doing and close your eyes for 30 seconds, take a few  deep breaths in through your nose and exhale slowly..... chill out a bit every 30 minutes of your work day...

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Facebook Use Predicts Decreases In Life Satisfaction

"Researchers found an association between increased time using Facebook and decreased well-being. However, they did not find that direct interaction with people — whether face-to-face, or on the phone — decreased well-being. "

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I wonder how if this is something most people think about and if it is indeed true what steps will allow us to say on FB and increse our happienss levels?

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10 Tips for Digital Detox

10 Tips for Digital Detox | Unplug | Scoop.it
Imagine spending 24 hours without a digital device—on purpose! That’s what National Day of Unplugging is all about.
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Why It's Time For A Mini Digital Detox (And How To Take One)

Why It's Time For A Mini Digital Detox (And How To Take One) | Unplug | Scoop.it
By Art Markman, Ph.D. for YouBeauty The Internet is a funny thing.
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Creation Vacation - The Translucent View

Creation Vacation - The Translucent View | Unplug | Scoop.it

"We just got to the end of a 21 day intensive called “Creative Flow”. There were people from all over the world joining together: writers, inventors, artists, musicians."

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Why Everyone Should Unplug This Weekend (And the One After That)

Why Everyone Should Unplug This Weekend (And the One After That) | Unplug | Scoop.it
From social media to constant email, it seems like the Internet and our smartphones are running our lives. Read on to learn why people are “unplugging” from technology and why it might be a good idea for you, too.
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The Art of Unplugging

The Art of Unplugging | Unplug | Scoop.it
I recently came back from 2 (much needed) weeks away where I completely unplugged. No phone, facebook, linked in, twitter, pinterest, and no contact with my
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