How To Find More Rest, Create Better Relationships & Get More Done

Take vacations more often.

As I am writing this I am also planning a vacation in the fall with Jasmine. Taking vacations regularly is something we have failed to do often in the past, but we believe that vacationing is a great way to rejuvenate, see the world, and spark creativity. Vacationing moves you out of your daily routine and allows for enjoyment in the rest that comes from spending more downtime away from home. I understand if you haven’t vacationed much in the past. I mean, if you work for a company in the United States, you get the least amount of paid vacation in the world according to recent research. This is due to the world placing heightened expectations on others, but you don’t have to be the norm in this. Break from the status quo and learn to get creative with taking time off. Even if it’s more weekend getaways that you can do right now to make time for relaxation, it is important to implement this in your life right away.

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Why You Need A Creative Space – Ryan Bonaparte

 

Whether you write, paint, build, or plan, we’ve all had great ideas but no way to bring them to fruition. Maybe we’re lacking in skills. Maybe we don’t have the proper tools. Or maybe we don’t have anywhere to actually do what we need to do.

Here’s where a dedicated creative space comes in. It’s in this creative space that we can do our best work, get what we need done, and truly flourish as creatives.

This space can be something personal, in a spare room, or even just a nook in the corner of the living room. One of my favorite entrepreneurs, Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income, grew his space from a desk in his kitchen to a custom designed room with whiteboards, numerous monitors, and a dedicated meditation space. (Check out his tour here.)

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Focus on the Value of Social Networks – Kirby Ingles

 

Previously we talked about bringing email back in line to improve concentration, and this week leads us to social networks. I would love to know the progress you are making in your journey to living a more productive life. Please leave a comment about your progress or email me at [email protected] If you are still struggling a little bit, revisit these great articles for more advice on email control.

The next biggest distraction in life after email is becoming social networks. The bottom line is that you don’t need to be on every social network. There are reasons for each social network. Taking back your time and concentrating might be as simple as evaluating the reasons you’re on each social network. Is this the social network for you or does this social network provide the value you need? My advice to you is to keep those that are useful and eliminate the rest.

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