Meditation has come a long way from being reserved for monks, nuns, headstanding hermits and New Age hippies. Firmly planted in the secular world, it’s a part of 18 million Americans’ health and wellness programs.
In the past decades, scientific research has been piling up to demonstrate the mental, emotional and even physical benefits of meditation. It’s shown especially effective in the workplace, increasing productivity, alleviating stress and providing long-term boosts in focus and creativity.
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Hours spent working on the computer are often the time we take the worst care of ourselves. We sit still until our bodies get stiff, slumping into poor posture that would give our mothers a heart attack if they saw. We eat junky snacks, forget to drink and even forget to blink enough.
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What do you think is the most important trait of a successful worker?
Common answers might be focus, organization, commitment, or generally a willingness to sacrifice “personal” life for career.
Author Dave Hemsworth, along with many experts, has a different answer: the ability to have fun.
Being serious all the time can help you push through when you have a tight deadline, but it’s a recipe for burning out, losing motivation and hating your job. Plus, it stifles your creativity.
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All Google Chromes are equal, but some are more equal than others. Is your browser just a browser, or can it do your work for you?
If you use Chrome for your online work, you can probably get by with just the standard-issue browser, but you don’t have to. There’s a huge number of extensions available to turn your Chrome browser into an all-purpose productivity tool.
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Who knew something so simple could have such a big effect?
I never put much thought into opening a new tab, until I kept feeling stuck at work. I needed a way to relax, get inspired and keep up my motivation, all without interrupting my workflow.
When I found Limestone, it hit the bull’s eye.
Read on to learn about all the great features of this new app, and how it can boost your mood and productivity with just one Command-T.
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Are you tired of looking at Chrome’s boring first page every time you open a new tab?
If so, you’re in luck, because there are probably thousands of extensions available in the Chrome store now to spice up your browser.
You might not have time to wade through them all in search of the perfect first page, so here are a few exciting personalized dashboards that are useful, beautiful and suit many different needs.
Some are more about aesthetics, some have all the tools to help boost your efficiency and productivity, and some combine it all. Try a few and see what fits you best.
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Some of the world’s greatest heroes have a surprising secret to success: failure.
As J.K. Rowling puts it, “Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential.”
Failing allows us to learn. It gives us the space to start fresh. It shows us what’s really important.
Really, the only way to fail is to quit. Winston Churchill once said that success is moving from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. In this article, you’ll see how to do this, and how one Chrome extension for wellness can help.
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How long can you sit and work with full efficiency?
Personally, I can’t stay in my seat without feeling restless for more than an hour.
Research (plus many people’s experience) has observed that people are the most effective at whatever they’re doing, from hitting home runs to writing computer code, when we access a special state of deep concentration.
This phenomenon is often called the “zone.” It’s like being in a flow where you stay focused without any effort, everything comes easy and there’s a special energy in everything you do. You’re engaged and enthusiastic about the task you have at hand.
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