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8 Ways to Forget About Work…and Have Fun!

Switching off from work is something many of us find difficult. We want the work-life balance but can find our minds are still consumed with thoughts of work when we are not there. Here are some tips to help you switch off:

1. Create a Ritual

Mark a line in the sand to signal the end of your work day. This is important whether you work from home or away. If you wear a uniform at work, you could change when you arrive home. Having a shower is another great way to wash the work day away. If you have an hour’s commute home you could decide that you will allow yourself time to ruminate over the day and upon arriving at home, you “switch” off. Find some way to delineate the work day from your leisure time.

2. Unplug

Unless it is part of your contract or job, get in the habit of unplugging from work when you are not there. You don’t have to be connected 24/7. Turn off your phone and laptop. We might think that being continuously available is what is expected of us, but often we are the ones who put these expectations on ourselves. If your boss or colleagues do expect you to be at the end of the phone or email outside work, set a new boundary around your home time. Explain what you are doing and how it will work and what you are willing to do, you don’t have to be inflexible. Be clear and assertive. Your actions could help change an unhealthy workplace habit.
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3 Easy Steps to Creating a Habit

A habit is something that you repeatedly do until it becomes a routine, a normal part of your existence.

Since it is ingrained in your system, letting go of a habit, or just the thought of changing it, seems impossible.

For me recently I wanted to go to the gym more. The only available time I had was in the morning.

I would set my alarm for 5 a.m. Then, come the next day, I would have the hardest time getting out of bed.

The thought of getting up and getting ready was such a daunting task even though it sounded so simple the day before. I was failing before I even got started.

Determined to succeed at going to the gym and change my habit of snoozing, I did some research and found three simple tips that I am going to share with you. Click Here to Read Article …

Three Principles of Changing Habits

Changing Habits

A lot of the times, people want to change; they want to form new habits, to break certain old ones. They sincerely wish to have a certain discipline in life by changing their habits.

They kick off with great enthusiasm, they even gather momentum, but often, somewhere in between seeing results and staying motivated, something undesirable happens: they start to go back to their old ways. The more they resist, the greater the pull by the old habits.

So, why is so hard to make new habits or break old ones? And what can be done to fix it? Click Here to Read Article …

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Awesome Links #38: Focus, Forming Habits and Decision Making

Monk Mind: How to Increase Your Focus
A great article by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on how we can slowly and steadily increase our focus and keep working on the task at hand until we get it done. Productive work can only be accomplished if one can do it for a specific period of time with laser-sharp focus — and without getting distracted. Developing that focus is essential. Leo explains how to get there.

The Easy Way to Get Chrome’s Pin Tab Feature in Firefox
Chrome’s pin tab feature is an extremely useful one. Not only does it increase screen real estate, it also makes sure that the important tabs are nicely tucked away in the corner and don’t get lost in those large number of tabs you’ve got opened. This article at Guiding Tech tells you how to get that in Firefox.

45-Second De-Stress Tips
De-stressing is something that most of us need to do on a daily basis. Remember: Happy doesn’t always mean stress-free. Take a look at these tips on the Lifehack blog; I particularly liked the first one (read a poem). You’ll have to check out the link to see the others they discuss.
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Awesome Links #24: iOS Apps, Momentum, Habits Calendar

A huge list of iOS apps, the power of momentum, and sticking to good habits by using the Seinfeld method are just a sampling of what to expect in this week’s edition of Awesome Links.
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