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Author of ‘Overwhelmed’ Says Multitasking Isn’t a Good Idea

stressHave you ever felt like you are having a productive day by juggling countless deadlines, only to feel at the end of the day like nothing got done?

Meet Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time. According to her interview with The New York Post, she says a lot of people may be shocked to hear this, particularly women

“When we’re multitasking we tend to reward ourselves with, “Woo, look how much I’m doing!” But studies find that your brain literally cannot pay attention to two things at the same time with equal weight. You’re not giving either thing your full attention. So instead of doing one thing well, you’re doing two things poorly.”

Sometimes when you’re caught up in working crazy hours, you may not even notice you’re in the thick of it. For Schulte, that “A-ha!” moment came when she was reporting a story and a time researcher told her she had 30 hours of leisure a week. The author “just didn’t realize it.” Read more

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Three Ways to Find Solitude in an Otherwise Busy Day

solitudeWho’s feeling the pressure of the holidays as chaotic schedules reach a fever pitch? You’re not alone.

That’s why this piece in Psychology Today was much needed relief from an otherwise frenetic day. There are ways to slow down, check that — simple ways to slow down. You, too can take a deep breath, exhale and curtail the frenetic pace of a derailed day.

1. Make it a priority. You know how brushing your teeth is simply a matter of habit? Polly Campbell points out in her post that 10 minutes of quiet time packs a punch in terms of health benefits for your overall inner calm and peace. “This is not a luxury. It is part of taking care of your body and cultivating your spirit and it’s just as important as eating vegetables and working out.” Read more

Three Ways to Beat Stress By Breathing, Being & Believing

When we read this piece on Freelancer’s Union we did a collective nod of agreement. That is, if we were in a room with you and its expert, Dr. Neil Patel, Medical Director at Collective Primary Care, the practice serving the members of Freelancers Medical. He dished advice on how to stay chill when your under pressure.

1. Breathing. If you’re headed into a heated meeting at the day job or about to enter a high profile pitch meeting as a freelancer, one of the best ways to calm yourself is to simply breathe. Read more