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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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Friday, January 19, 2018

Your Noisy Neighbors - Breathing Space Blog

The U.S. Census Bureau once reported that Americans cite noise – more than crime, litter, traffic, or inefficient government – as the biggest problem affecting their neighborhoods. And why not? More than 138,000,000 people are regularly exposed to noise levels labeled as excessive by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Partnerships Worth Exploring: - Breathing Space Blog

Have you ever thought about teaming up with a coach to receive the big-picture type of guidance that you might not otherwise be getting on the job? Considering the kinds of things you want to achieve on the job and throughout your career, could a coach be helpful for you? The late Psychologist Harry Olson said that virtually all professional and Olympic athletes have personal coaches to help them perform to their maximum potential and deal with competition.

The better such athletes become, and the more elite their status, the more they need and rely on coaches. Why? Because the higher they rise in their fields, the more critical their moves become, and the more vital personal feedback becomes in avoiding mistakes. A personal coach offers the competitive edge! And, the enhanced potential to achieve Breathing Space.

Many high-achieving career professionals, with the aid of coaches, mentors, or other advisors devise strategies to ensure success and to capitalize on new opportunities. Olson said that a career coach can help "diagnose and sort out your situation and opportunities, offer new strategies for dealing with office politics and competition, and help you with vital stress management skills."

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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

A Timeless Insight for a New Year - Breathing Space Blog

When you stop trying to "prove yourself" to others... everything, even your appearance, changes after that!

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Year End Breathing Space Perspective - Breathing Space Blog

A reader asks: In your books you write that we are control and responsible for how our time is used each day, but I don't feel that way. How do I increase my feeling of control and sense of responsibility for how my time is consumed?

The Breathing Space Perspective:

1. Begin to recognize your routine, time-guzzling behaviors such as ceremoniously arranging the items on your desk, over-reading the newspaper, or scouring the web.

2. Avoid playing the victim. Stop believing that external circumstances cause you to be time-pressed while not acknowledging your participation and willingness to be a victim.

3. Take ownership; that is, lay claim and accept responsibility for what occurs in your life. "Own" your time.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Ingredients Overlooked - Breathing Space Blog

According to an article in Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and dialectics, 73% of men say they don’t look at the ingredients lists, serving size, or information on the nutritional panel when buying a packaged food.

Oh my, is this a prescription for health problems!

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ten Keys to True Happiness - Breathing Space Blog

"Ten Keys to True Happiness" based on a study published in New Scientist include:

1.Wealth 6. Friendship
2. Desire 7. Marriage
3. Intelligence 8. Faith
4. Genetics 9. Charity
5. Beauty 10.Age

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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Increasing Your Luck - Breathing Space Blog

Professor Richard Wiseman discusses “How to Get Lucky” in The Skeptical Enquirer:

"Open your mind: consider chance opportunities. Lucky people regularly have them, unlucky people don't. To determine why, I gave lucky and unlucky people a newspaper and asked them to tell me how many photos were inside. On average, unlucky people spent about two minutes on this exercise. Lucky people spent seconds. Why? Because on the second page of the paper, in huge type, was the message ‘Stop counting: There are 43 photographs in this newspaper.’ Lucky people tended to spot the message. Unlucky ones didn't.”

"I put a second message half-way through the paper: ‘Stop counting: tell the experimenter you have seen this and win $250.’ Again, the unlucky people failed to see the message.”

"The lesson: unlucky people miss chance opportunities because they are too busy looking for something else. Lucky people see what is there rather than just what they are looking for."

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