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5 Ways to Do Nothing and Become More Productive

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Counter-intuitively, sometimes doing nothing is your best recourse.
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I got an email at 5 in the morning that made me angry. It pressed every button. It accused. It threatened. It cc-ed people. It attempted to make me feel guilt. It attempted to make me feel fear. I can go on.

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10 Most Zen-Friendly Websites to Keep You Calm and Productive at Work

10 Most Zen-Friendly Websites to Keep You Calm and Productive at Work | BeBetter | Scoop.it

Do you feel like you can no longer cope with the stress of meeting your deadlines? Does the lack of concentration stop you from focusing on your goals? Are you stuck or stressed out?

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Then put your headphones on. Try using some of the most Zen-friendly websites on offer that really work wonders for keeping your cool in the workplace.

There are so many more sites like this out there, but — for the purposes of this article — I have included 10 of them that I use myself.

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A Simple Lesson from Thich Nhat Hanh.

A Simple Lesson from Thich Nhat Hanh. | BeBetter | Scoop.it
I don’t have a monkey mind—I have a barrel of monkeys in my mind. It’s not as bad as it used to be, but there are still days when I’ll leave my house to drive to the grocery store, get there, and not even remember the drive. 
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Or I’ll walk in the woods and suddenly look around me—and have no idea where I am.

For a while I wondered if these were age related brain cramps, but I’m certain that they’re not. The fact that I even notice them means, in fact, that I’m zoning out less than I used to. In the past, there might be days or even weeks that came and went without my consciously experiencing them at all.

 

A few years ago I had the pleasure of reading Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Miracle of Mindfulness. In case you haven’t heard, Thich Nhat Hanh is a renowned Zen Master who is so humble and so advanced in his spiritual practice it’s hard not to fall in love with him. I highly recommend reading anything of his that you can get your hands on.

 

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/10/a-simple-lesson-from-thich-nhat-hanh ;

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