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Breathing Space: Living and Working at a Comfortable Pace

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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Monday, August 19, 2019

Sleep-deprived Professions - Breathing Space Blog



The top 10 most sleep-deprived professions are:

* Company directors (averaging 5.9 hours of sleep a night)
* Ambulance crew/paramedics (6 hours)
* Tradesmen (6 hours)
* Leisure and hospitality workers (6 hours)
* Police officers (6.1 hours)

* Factory workers (6.2 hours)
* Nurses (6.3 hours)
* Engineers (6.3 hours)
* Doctors (6.4 hours)
* Civil servants (6.4 hours)

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Sleep-deprived Professions - Breathing Space Blog



The top 10 most sleep-deprived professions are:

* Company directors (averaging 5.9 hours of sleep a night)
* Ambulance crew/paramedics (6 hours)
* Tradesmen (6 hours)
* Leisure and hospitality workers (6 hours)
* Police officers (6.1 hours)

* Factory workers (6.2 hours)
* Nurses (6.3 hours)
* Engineers (6.3 hours)
* Doctors (6.4 hours)
* Civil servants (6.4 hours)

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Wealth Explained - Breathing Space Blog

"Wealth is the ability to fully experience life." -- Henry David Thoreau

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Wealth Explained - Breathing Space Blog

"Wealth is the ability to fully experience life." -- Henry David Thoreau

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

A Better Commute - Breathing Space Blog

1. Keep your car in top shape. Take it in for servicing if you even suspect something is askew.

2. Join an automotive club. They pay for themselves after one tow.

3. Wean yourself of flicking on the radio the moment you step into the car, or of listening to shock talkers who offer little to your life. Instead...

4. Install a CD player to control your environment to and from work. Patronize your local library for lectures, plays, books, and music on CD.

5. Ride with the windows closed and the A/C on. You'll get the same MPG as otherwise, the ride will to be quieter, and you'll have more control of your immediate environment.

6. Keep spare car keys in your house and spare house keys hidden in a faithful "Hide-a-Key" compartment which magnetically attaches under the bumper.

7. Hide several quarters, key phone numbers, a pad, and a pen in your car.

8. During your ride, reflect on what you'd like to complete or how you'd like your day to go.

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A Better Commute - Breathing Space Blog

1. Keep your car in top shape. Take it in for servicing if you even suspect something is askew.

2. Join an automotive club. They pay for themselves after one tow.

3. Wean yourself of flicking on the radio the moment you step into the car, or of listening to shock talkers who offer little to your life. Instead...

4. Install a CD player to control your environment to and from work. Patronize your local library for lectures, plays, books, and music on CD.

5. Ride with the windows closed and the A/C on. You'll get the same MPG as otherwise, the ride will to be quieter, and you'll have more control of your immediate environment.

6. Keep spare car keys in your house and spare house keys hidden in a faithful "Hide-a-Key" compartment which magnetically attaches under the bumper.

7. Hide several quarters, key phone numbers, a pad, and a pen in your car.

8. During your ride, reflect on what you'd like to complete or how you'd like your day to go.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

A Bad Idea: Multi-Tasking, - Breathing Space Blog

What happens when you jump between different projects at one time? It may feel dynamic -- after all, you're exerting lots of activity. There's a severe loss of productivity, however, because your brain works on one thing at a time. Multi-tasking is fine for computers but not so great for human beings.

Although it may seem like you're working on several things at once, your brain is turning back and forth between the tasks. Switching from task to task is not as productive as staying on one job until it is completed. Studies have been published that indicate the harmful, long- term effects of multi-tasking. Practice the art of doing one thing at a time!

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A Bad Idea: Multi-Tasking, - Breathing Space Blog

What happens when you jump between different projects at one time? It may feel dynamic -- after all, you're exerting lots of activity. There's a severe loss of productivity, however, because your brain works on one thing at a time. Multi-tasking is fine for computers but not so great for human beings.

Although it may seem like you're working on several things at once, your brain is turning back and forth between the tasks. Switching from task to task is not as productive as staying on one job until it is completed. Studies have been published that indicate the harmful, long- term effects of multi-tasking. Practice the art of doing one thing at a time!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Your Privacy in Being Invaded - Breathing Space Blog

The scary all-too-true reality of the data about you that the big websites collect, and store FOREVER




Monday, July 15, 2019

Temptation, Tempatation - Breathing Space Blog

Notes from Lead Us Into Temptation: The Triumph of American Materialism
by James B. Twitchell, Ph.D.

Chronicling America’s increasing absorption in materialism, "the most shallow of the twentieth-century’s various isms," Twitchell examines the cycle of conspicuous consumption.

Comparing the influence of contemporary marketing and advertising to that of the Renaissance-era Catholic church, he contends that both "sell peace of mind either in this world or the next."

He finds celebrity spokespersons to be "priests" of marketing, the subject of "hagiography" in television commercials that are "an almost perfect mimic of religious parables” which pay for sitcoms that instruct Americans in "how branded objects are dovetailed together to form a coherent pattern of self-hood, a lifestyle."

Shopping has become integral to the construction of the modern self. Infomercials and home shopping networks are the ultimate conspiracy, with their one-sided, two-dimensional falsely "interactive" setup.

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The Act of Raising Kids - Breathing Space Blog

"...raising children is the most civilizing exercise in life, for the parent, in transmitting values to the young, must examine his beliefs and attitudes again, as if for the first time."

              -- Lance Morrow, Essay, “Fathers and Sons,” Civilization, Jan/Feb 1996

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