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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, October 21, 2016

Trust Your Intuition - Breathing Space Blog

There is no research to prove the age-old notion of “woman’s intuition,” but there is some evidence that certain types of people are more intuitive than others. Kathy Dalton, Ph.D. a visiting scientist at the Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina discovered that musicians, visual artists, fiction writers, and actors seem to have stronger intuitive powers than others. And, apparently we can all improve our own ability to proceed based on intuition (thereby saving oodles of time and gaining some breathing space!)

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Golden Solitude - Breathing Space Blog

Too many career professionals are uncomfortable with solitude. Increasingly, this discomfort tolerates only shorter and shorter attention spans. To retreat into one's own mind, to pause, to reflect is now treated as if it were enemy territory, yet these skills are needed now more than ever!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Understanding the Zeigarnik Effect - Breathing Space Blog

When interruptions predominate, little work gets done, observes Paul Radde, Ph.D. author of Thrival. Radde says "Cell phone use is not just plain rude, it is mentally distracting and abusive to others. Cell phone use captures the brain's interest in completing the conversation, so whether the user is broadcasting or simply within earshot, the Zeigarnik effect kicks in. This is the same desire for closure that makes the effects of multi-tasking akin to the effects of post-traumatic stress."

The Zeigarnik effect is characterized by the tendency for people to remember interrupted tasks better than those that have been completed. "Once taken off one task, without completing the transaction," Radde observes, "the mind continues to seek closure. If you have a number of things going, but none of them to completion, you have these tensions tending toward completion -- and that is stress-provoking."

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Quick Flip and Strip - Breathing Space Blog

When you receive newspaper or magazine subscriptions, flip through them immediately, tear out the articles of interest, and toss the rest. You’re now left with a smaller, lighter, manageable pile that you can tackle more easily or take with you as needed.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Choices and Tyranny - Breathing Space Blog

"Logic suggests that having options allows people to select precisely what makes them happiest. But, as studies show, abundant choice often makes for misery."
         Barry Schwartz, "The Tyranny of Choice," Scientific American, April 2004

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Work-life Balance, 6 Components - Breathing Space Blog

The six supporting disciplines:

                            * Self Management
                            * Time Management
                            * Stress Management
                            * Change Management
                            * Technology Management
                            * Leisure Management

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Irony: Diet Gurus Who Died Early - Breathing Space Blog

"Advocating for fitness and good nutrition wasn't enough to save "seven health experts  from an early demise."  Certainly heredity has much to do with our longevity. In general, consuming good nutrition daily is not a gimmick, fad, or outlandish approach to consumption. Greens, beans, and berries, along other staples will carry you far.

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