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
Labels: choice, happiness, information management, quote, study
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
Labels: change management, leisure management, self management, stress management, technology management, time management, work-life balance
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.
Labels: diet, fad, fitness, greens, health, nutrition
Friday, September 09, 2016
Positive Psychology - Breathing Space Blog
Watch this TED talk
by Martin Seligman, Ph.D., the "father" of positive psychology, for some eye-opening insights on the future of psychology.
Labels: positive, psychology, Seligman
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Water Works - Breathing Space Blog
Drink a lot of water. Often when you're pooped, you need water more than sleep. Guzzling a glass of water can keep you active longer. When you're in a shopping mall for example, and feel the need to sit down, take a seat if you have to, but first look for a water fountain. That in itself might be enough to rejuvenate you and prompt you to walk for another 10 to 15 minutes.
Drinking more water results in more frequent urination, which is good. Most of us don't drink enough in the course of a day. Whenever you feel thirsty, your body already has experienced a prolonged water deficit.
Working out, as well as dealing with others at work or with your family at home, can be rigorous. Your body is giving up a lot of fluid via perspiration, even if you don't know it. Drink more water more often and whenever you even suspect that your body needs water.
Drink, drink, and be merry.
Labels: fitness, fluid, health, hydrate, hydration, perspiration, perspire, thirst, water
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
In Front of the Screen, Brain Dead - Breathing Space Blog
The Daily Mail, in the U.K. reported in 2012: "One
of Britain's leading inventors has warned that a 'Google generation'
who rely upon the internet for everything is in danger of becoming
Baylis, who invented the wind-up radio, said children are losing
creativity and practical skills because they spend too much time in
front of screens."
"...the next generation of inventors is being
lost, with young people often unable to make anything with their hands."
Labels: attention, creativity, dexterity, focus, Google, ingenuity, internet, skills, web
Monday, August 15, 2016
Your Social Courtyard - Breathing Space Blog
A fascinating article in the Sloan Management Review
posits that "life revolves around personal private space, work space, 'social courtyard' between the two."
Labels: private life, Sloan, social courtyard, space, work