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Month: October 2016

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life

Life is about making choices. Even idly standing while it passes you by is a conscious choice, although at times it might not feel that way. Choosing to be in the moment is an all too important part of actually feeling alive, like the days aren’t just blending into one another. One of the easiest ways to cultivate mindfulness is to actively take stock in whatever moment you happen to find yourself in. Often time’s people believe that mindfulness can…

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The Crippling Effect of Inaction

The Crippling Effect of Inaction

Since before my alarm was set to go off this morning, I started thinking about whether I was going to call in sick to work. I had a less than stellar weekend that left me more exhausted than when it started, and physically I feel below average. After pushing my alarm back three times, I ended up getting up and getting out the door only to arrive at work and immediately start regretting my decision to come in. So thus…

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Productivity, more buffet than prix fixe

Productivity, more buffet than prix fixe

On any given week, as a consumer of all things productivity and time-management, I come across another article hailing the wonder that is Pomodoro. If you haven’t heard about Pomodoro (the Italian word for tomato) is a technique where you use a timer to break down activities into 25 minute chunks, followed by a short break, and after a set number of these pomodoros as they are known, you take a break for a longer period of time. The idea…

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How to Be Lazy

How to Be Lazy

My weekend struggle usually starts every Saturday when I wake up. My first thoughts usually revolve around all the different tasks and chores I hope to complete by the end of the weekend. If I am not up before 10am, I start feeling a sense of dread, like I am squandering my time and everything will pile up (Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout style!). When you are a self-professed overachiever, your weekends don’t magically translate into an oasis of relaxation and…

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