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Is the crushing burden of information and communication overload dragging you down? By day's end, do you feel overworked, overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted? Would you like to be more focused, productive, and competitive, while remaining balanced and in control?

Author Jeff Davidson says, "If you're continually facing too much information, too much paper, too many commitments, and too many demands, you need Breathing Space."

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Goodbye to Simplicity? - Breathing Space Blog

Too true:
In our complex modern world, nothing is simple anymore, not even dying.
Lori Watt

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Voice Mail Messages 101 - Breathing Space Blog

Many times you'll need to leave a voice mail message for someone. During the boring "instructions on leaving a message," think about what you want to say. If it helps, write down three or four key words on a scrap of paper so that once you actually deliver your message, you can come right to the point.

Speak slowly but leave a succinct message of about 25 to 45 seconds. This might not seem like a lot of time, but actually allows for three to six sentences. There is no need to race, particularly when leaving your phone number. Say it slowly and carefully, as if you were writing it yourself. That's the Breathing Space way to leave a message.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cutting off the Catalogs - Breathing Space Blog

Even in this "electronic" age, we still keep receiving a flurry of catalogs, especially during the holiday season. TrustedID Mail Preference Service at helps you "cut off the catalogs" for good. Click and select which catalogs you no longer want rather than having to contact each company separately.

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Monday, December 08, 2014

A Vision for Everyone - Breathing Space Blog

A vision for us all: we have a house on or near a lake or large body of water. We're in a low traffic area with lots of fields and trails. There are travel clubs and groups around that want to take trips, particularly theme trips such as couples, or parent-children. There is sunshine, water, fresh air, great scenery.

Whenever we leave home, we have an easy exit, light packing, low stress, easy travel, early rising, lots of naps, in a child-friendly environment. Our activities are free or low cost. We explore cities and densely packed areas with ease. Thrice annually we cruise to exotic places, have a great time, intimacy, and breathing space. We accomplish "nothing." We are rested, trim, relaxed and happy. This repeats over and over.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A study published by U.S. Travel Association indicates spending more time at work often doesn't pay off:

"Workers who left 11 to 15 days unused during a year were 6.5 percent less likely to receive a raise or bonus than those who used all of their vacation days."

Another study conducted, by an audit organization known as EY, shows that annual performance review scores increase 8% with roughly every 10 hours an employee takes on vacation.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Reflection for All Time - Breathing Space Blog

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. 
  -- John BarrymoreLink

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Greater Affluence, Less Happiness? - Breathing Space Blog

Seven years ago, researcher Barry Schwartz observed that "Assessments of well-being by various social scientists, among them David Myers of Hope College and Robert Lane of Yale University, reveal that increased choice and increased affluence have, in fact, been accompanied by decreased well-being in the U.S. and most other affluent societies. It seems that as a society, at least in recent years, grows wealthier and people become freer to do whatever they want, they get less happy."

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